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2015 could be year of political left

Politicians in elections globally will seek to tap economic hardship and discontent caused by income and status differences in many countries.

Fortunes of left, centre-left and such other parties may be on the turn, spearheaded by a new generation of politicians, in a year of major elections across the world.

THE year 2015 will be a major election year across the globe with many key countries holding legislative and/or presidential ballots. Contests will be held in some five continents: Asia Pacific (including Myanmar and Sri Lanka); the Americas (for instance, Canada, Mexico and Argentina); Africa