November 8, 2012

How Did Obama Survive Global Economic Crisis?

James Traub, Foreign Policy

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It's been a rough couple of years for incumbents around the world. In May 2010, Britain's ruling Labour Party got walloped by the Conservatives, losing 91 seats while the Tories picked up 97; Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave way to David Cameron. In February 2011, Ireland's ruling Fianna Fail won barely 15 percent of the vote, and was replaced by a coalition of rival parties. 

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