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With the Bible and Sharia

The incumbent president faces his old challenger, Subianto. Widodo's strategy hinges on his choice of running mate, an influential Muslim leader
Alessandro Ursic
 

The world’s most packed polling stations

Some 900 million citizens will elect the Lok Sabha, or lower house. Modi heads the polls but Indian democracy is highly unpredictable
Nicholas Nugent
 

Where Trump’s eagle flies

Will the midterms influence the US’ foreign policy? The Dems will have a hard time stopping Trump but perhaps a few officials will rein back his excesses
Matteo Laruffa
 

Someone to the rescue

Venezuela risks a military invasion, headed by Brazil and Colombia with US backing. Maduro is well aware of it and avoids stirring up trouble
Carlo Cauti
 

United States: hits and myths

A collection of clichés and the most common and hackneyed misunderstandings
Ilaria Sbarigia
 
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