Political events of note:
- Evo Morales (MAS Party) elected president of Boliva (18 December, 2005)
- Michelle Bachelet (Socialist Party) elected president of Chile (15 January, 2006)
The map designates countries based on a spectrum defined here (previous version of map) and the research was done using Wikipedia cross-referenced with mainstream news sources and the the CIA World Factbook.
Obviously, my definition of socialist for the purpose of this mapping project does not mean that a given nation is organized as a truly socialist society.
Anyone interested in helping me with the rest of the world please let me know.