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Stories about Elections

14 February 2016

A Brief Twitter Guide to Uganda's Elections This Month

Global Voices presents a brief Twitter guide for updates, news, analysis, and reports related to Uganda's national elections later this month.

13 February 2016

Haiti's Electoral Crisis and Unsteady Future

Haiti's legislative elections took place last August. Months later, the country has been left with no president, an interim government and a mandate for new elections by April 24, 2016.

10 February 2016

Macedonia's Former Prime Minister Threatens Revenge in Troubling Speech

"There are no hidden messages in Gruevski’s speech. He presented all of his views in the manner of a fierce populist, who will not hesitate in his quest for power"

The Power of Social Media in Uganda's 2016 Elections

"Freedom of expression comes with responsibility to it. There are instances of irresponsible reporting and commenting on social media."

8 February 2016

A Costa Rican Political Party's ‘Incendiary’ Ad Didn't Seem to Help Them at the Polls

"That advertisement could seem to us idiotic... but these little Costa Rican army and far-right political groups are symptoms."

6 February 2016

Anxiety Over Government-Sanctioned Violence Engulfs Uganda as Elections Approach

"Don’t send your children to bring chaos in Kampala and cause confusion during elections, disrupt peace in the country, government will handle you…. you will be shot."

4 February 2016

Amid Political Posturing and Dancehall Vibes, Jamaica Finally Announces Election Date

"Jamaica is in need of a leader who is truly interested in laying aside partisan politics...What I witnessed in the video is hyped up bravado and noise..."

18 January 2016

Will Lebanon Finally Have a New President After Geagea Endorsed Aoun?

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has endorsed his war time rival Michel Aoun's candidacy for presidency today. Will Lebanon finally have a new president after 20 months without one?

Why Do Hong Kongers Call Chief Executive CY Leung ‘689’?

Hint: it's not a nice nickname.

10 January 2016

On the Eve of Benin's Elections, Here Are the Main Candidates

An overview of lead candidates ahead of the elections in April in Benin.

30 December 2015

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's Absence and Other Curiosities Surrounding Argentina's Presidential Inauguration

"'The time for dialogue is now' and they file a precautionary measure to stop Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner attending the ceremony."

Is It Not Democracy If Voters in Rwanda Want a ‘Life President'?

After 98% of Rwandans voted to change the constitution to allow President Kagama to run for a third term in 2017, some hit back at Western criticism of the results.

One of 2015's Biggest Political Scandals Ends in the Indonesian House Speaker's Resignation

"Indonesia’s public was able to witness, in fascinating and nauseating detail, the mechanics of rent seeking at the highest level."

26 December 2015

Myanmar's Memorable Moments in 2015

The victory of Myanmar's opposition over the military-backed party was a significant milestone in the country's history. This and other events that made 2015 a particularly memorable year for Myanmar

20 December 2015

Saudi Women Vote in Historic Elections; Now They Want More Rights

Twenty-one Saudi women won seats in municipal elections for the first time ever. Now Saudi women, banned from driving their own cars in the conservative kingdom, demand more.

17 December 2015

Poland's Constitutional Tribunal Crisis

Constitutional crisis. Protesters outside the parliament. Enigmatic national addresses. A power struggle between governments. This is Polish politics today.

15 December 2015

A Crash Course in Trinidad and Tobago's 2015 General Elections

From red herrings to hashtags, Trinidad and Tobago's 2015 general elections may have been many things, but boring wasn't one of them.

14 December 2015

2015 Was Boom Times for Corruption in the Caribbean, But Can It Last?

Judging from the alleged corruption that happened in the Caribbean this year, certain regional territories may not improve their ranking in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index -- or will they?

Low Bandwidth, High Hopes: Digital Participation in Venezuelan Elections

Global Voices Advocacy

Despite low bandwidth and a series of localized Internet outages, the Web proved critical to public discourse and circulation of information about candidates, especially those running with the opposition.

13 December 2015

This City in Siberia Would Rather Elect a Cat Mayor

RuNet Echo

As Barnaul's political process slips further from the public, the frustrations of ordinary citizens are beginning to show. For instance, one Internet community is promoting a house cat’s mayoral candidacy.

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