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In conversation with the indefatigable Julia Gillard

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By Taryana Odayar, former Executive Editor.  Julia Gillard was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013), and the first woman to hold the positions of Deputy Prime Minister, Prime Minister & Leader of a major party in Australia. She is currently the Chair of the Board of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), which is the only global fund solely dedicated to furthering education in developing countries. Earlier this year, she…

The End of Bipartisanship in Spain?

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By Eponine Howarth. On Sunday, December 20th, 2015, Spaniards will be driving themselves to the nearest polling station in order to vote for their new prime minister. Given the 2013 recession, the rise in unemployment (currently around 21%) and several corruption scandals, substantial political changes are being asked for. With the rise of alternative political parties such as Podemos and Ciudadanos, the main question that awaits to be answered is…