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· February, 2006

Stories about Elections from February, 2006

Belarus: Elections and the Atmosphere of Fear

Tobias Ljungvall writes about the beginning of the election campaign in Belarus, the backlash against the opposition, and the atmosphere of fear reported by Gunnel Arbin, a Swedish journalist who...

Ukraine: Pre-Election Observations

Less than a month before the election, Oleksandr of Messages From Canada assesses Ukraine's major political parties’ presense on the Web and their platforms: he's unsatisfied and bored with what...

Peru: Reliabiligy of Peruvian Polling

Fabiola Bazo has a pdf file of the latest national poll just five weeks before Peruvians elect a new president. Un Lobo en Perú points out that “in the recent...

Singapore: Missing Singaporeans wonders where are all the missing Singaporeans. The number of new registered voters has risen slowly, despite a rising population, leading to the conclusion that many Singaporeans are going...

Ukraine: Party of Putin's Politics

Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes writes about some Ukrainian parties competing in this year's parliamentary race; among them is the Party of Putin's Politics (Neeka's Backlog has more on...

Jamaica: First Female Prime Minister

Continuing the global trend of more female heads of state, Portia Simpson-Miller won elections to become the first female party leader and Prime Minister in Jamaica's history. Although not his...

Uganda: Museveni wins

Jewels in the Jungle reports on the Ugandan elections won by Yoweri Museveni and writes “Museveni's win leaves Western donors in a dilemma. Unhappy that the constitution was changed to...

This week in Israel: election campaigns, a kidnapping in France and more

Israel is now six weeks before general elections, and the campaigning is starting to heat up. Shai Tsur of Shaister has a concise and intelligent roundup of the campaign platforms...

Lone Haiti-Based Haitian Blogger on Recent Haitian Elections

Yon Ayisyen, the sole Haiti-based Haitian blogger complains (FR) that he does not have an internet connection at home. But that has not stopped him from blogging regularly if not...

Mexico, El Salvador, Peru, Brazil: Poll Numbers

Boz has released his now infamous Friday poll numbers from around Latin America. Tim Muth breaks down the numbers in El Salvador which show the two main parties, FMLN and...

Ukraine: Politics Via Mother-in-Law

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine shares some valuable political commentary from one of his favorite sources: his Ukrainian mother-in-law.

Ukraine: ‘Gangs of Donetsk’

LEvko at Foreign Notes writes about ‘Gangs of Donetsk’ and what appears to be a criminal connection of a major Ukrainian party.

Bolivia: The “Sound Mobile”

Eduardo Ávila has posted a video of his friend, Miguel campaigning in Quechua via a giant speaker attached to the roof of his car in the outskirts of Cochabamba. Ávila...

Jamaica: PNP leadership race

Leon posts brief “pros and cons” profiles of the candidates in the People's National Party (PNP) leadership race.

Ghana: Voting rights to Diasporans

The Trials and Tribulations of a Freshly Arrived Denizen comments on demonstrations in Accra, Ghana over the “ Representation of the People's Amendment Bill” which he says would “in effect,...

Ukraine: Minor Violence Reported

LEvko of Foreign Notes reports several “worrying violent incidents,” which may or may not be related to the upcoming election: the National State Tax Service Academy in Irpen has been...

Nepal: Assembly elections

Nepal: Assembly elections

Nigeria: 3rd term for Obasanjo?

Grandiose Parlor believes President Obasanjo of Nigeria is “hell bent on going for a third term” as the “Constitutional Committee” commenced hearing this week.

Hungary: Spoof Campaign Posters

Posters have appeared in Hungary imitating one of the opposition party's campaign posters and mocking politicians who are too eager to get back to power, writes

Uganda: Election violence

My Heart's in Accra reports on tomorrow's Ugandan elections which have been marred by violence and arrests.

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