Big wins for the Left

Big wins for the Left

South Korean President Roh impeachment vote is overturned

In a remarkable political comeback, South Korea’s radical President Roh Moo-hyun was returned to office yesterday when a constitutional court overturned a vote to impeach him by his Right-wing opponents.

Gandhis return to power in India, and will form a Left ruling coalition

Gandhi accused Vajpayee’s alliance, which is dominated by Hindu nationalists, of fomenting religious hatred and betraying India’s poor and its secular past by pushing through economic reforms that benefited the middle class.

That message appeared to have resonated with many voters, who helped left-wing parties achieve one of their best results in a national election.