Read more: Your Destination is on the Left
Electing a left-wing candidate for the first time in over two hundred years, the recently concluded presidential election in Columbia which saw former guerrilla member and mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, emerge victorious is a monumental moment. Riding on anti-incumbency sentiments against the traditional centre-right parties, Petro has some radical reforms such as agricultural tariffs, free education, a higher tax on the rich, and paving the path for an economy based on greener energy. Yet, without a parliamentary majority, there are doubts whether Petro will be able to deliver on his promises. With the Latin American country turning a historic page, this article aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the implications it bears on Colombia and its future.
Read more: Why it is Premature to Present AAP as a National Alternative to the BJP
There is no denying AAP’s success in the recent elections in Punjab. However, it would still be premature to present AAP as a national alternative to the BJP.
Read more: Punjab Assembly elections 2022 and the Punjabi Diaspora
This article examines the role of Punjab’s overseas immigrants in state politics. It gives an overview of some of the promises which various parties have made relating to the diaspora.