IU say King Juan Carlos is missing an opportunity to set an example

The general coordination of the United Left (IU), Cayo Lara, has said that King Juan Carlos, or his advisers, have missed an historic opportunity to set an example and show support for the Health Service by not scheduling his latest operation for a public hospital.

Democracy, Burma-style

Parliament in Burma is preparing to elect its first civilian president after almost 50 years of military rule, the main candidates (members of the military-backed USDP party) being Tin Aung Myint Oo, outgoing Prime Minister Thein Sein and ethnic Shan Sai Mauk Kham.

Democracy at work

The Swiss are nothing if not democratic, the people actually having a say in what should happen within their country. How radical.