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We endorsed Jon Huntsman in America’s Republican presidential primary in 2012; Germany’s Angela Merkel in 2013; Sweden’s John Fredrik Reinfeldt that same year; and India’s Narendra Modi in 2014.

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In Spain, we wished for a coalition between Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s People’s Party and the liberal Ciudadanos.

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