On October 23rd of this year, President Cristina Fernandez won re-election receiving 54% of the vote, 37 percentage points higher than her nearest opponent. The President’s coalition also swept the Congressional, Senatorial, Gubernatorial elections as well as 135 of the 136 municipal councils of Greater Buenos Aires. In sharp contrast President Obama, according to recent polls, is trailing leading Republican Presidential candidates and is likely to lose control of both houses of Congress in the upcoming 2012 election. What accounts for the monumental difference in voter preferences of incumbent presidents? A comparative historical discussion of socio-economic and foreign policies as well as responses to profound economic crises is at the center of any explanation of the divergent results.
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1. Announcing the Alliance of Radical Booksellers and the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2. Christmas book shopping online 3. Housman Peace diary 2012
4. ‘The Road to Wigan Pier Revisited’ with Stephen Armstrong 5. ‘The Assault on Universities’ with Des Freedman and Michael Bailey 6. ‘Financial crisis: where we are and how we got here’ with Yanis Varoufakis