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Unpresidented Vote

They say Mnangagwa in Zim/ Came top by a margin quite slim,/ But Nelson Chamisa,/ The MDC geezer,/ Insists that the winner is him./// https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45055223 They say Mnangagwa in Zim Came top by a margin quite slim,But Nelson Chamisa,The MDC … Continue reading

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For Whom the Shill Trolls

We know 13 Russians played roles/ In hacking American polls/ To badmouth and pillory/ Candidate Hillary,/ But who was controlling the trolls?/// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43095881 We know 13 Russians played rolesIn hacking American pollsTo badmouth and pilloryCandidate Hillary,But who was controlling the … Continue reading

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Macron Marches On

Emmanuel Macron’s advance/ Continued on Sunday in France/ Though rates of abstention/ Are worthy of mention/ As many, it seems, looked askance./// http://www.aljazeera.com/video/news/2017/06/france-macron-eyes-parliament-sweep-turnout-170618165726384.html Emmanuel Macron's advanceContinued on Sunday in FranceThough rates of abstentionAre worthy of mentionAs many, it seems, looked … Continue reading

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National Affront

The far-right contender Le Pen/ Has lost an election again,/ Most voters in France/ Rejecting the chance/ To put her in power. Amen./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/07/emmanuel-macron-wins-french-presidency-marine-le-pen The far-right contender Le PenHas lost an election again,Most voters in FranceRejecting the chanceTo put her … Continue reading

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Swede Success

There was an election in Sweden/ That left Social Democrats leadin’/ The xenophobe right/ Creating a fright/ And old PM Reinfeldt concedin’./// http://www.thelocal.se/20140914/reinfeldt-steps-down-after-election-defeat https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/511436993734385664

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Rajoy There!

There was an old bearded Galician/Who won with not much competition/To be PM of Spain/So the Right’s in again/But at least he is a politician. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/20/spain-election-peoples-party-victory

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