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· March, 2006

Stories about Elections from March, 2006

Peru: Presidential Election

Taking a break from the usual tech focus, Patrice introduces his readers to Sunday's elections in Peru, noting that they will probably lead to a second round runoff. Peru Election...

Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico: Poll Numbers

Punctual as always, Boz has his Friday poll numbers from across Latin America.

The blogosphere responds to Jamaica's first woman Prime Minister

On March 30, Jamaica's first (and the anglophone Caribbean's second the anglophone Caribbean's third, after Dominica's Eugenia Charles and Bermuda's Jennifer Smith) female Prime Minister was sworn into office. Portia...

Belarus: First Detainees Released

Ivan Lenin of Rush-Mush reports on the first prisoners being released from Belarusian jails.

Belarus: Lukashenko's Disappearance and Other News

Andrei Khrapavitski, br23 blog and TOL's Belarus Blog write about reports of the first March 25 casualty, Milinkevich's visit to Poland, Polish ex-ambassador's hospitalization – and Aleksandr Lukashenko's disappearance.

DRC: Priest Describes 3/22 Protest

Le Blog du Congolais posts (FR) a Le Phare interview with a priest, Rev. Blaise Kanda, who attended UDPS’ March 22 protest. Rev. Kanda reports that even though UDPS leadership...

DRC: Malu Malu Announces Delay in Communal Elections

UDPS Liege blogger ngstephane comments (FR) on electoral council President Appolinaire Malu Malu's appearance on a Belgian talk show yesterday. Blogger is especially disappointed with Malu Malu's announcement that communal...

Belarus: Prison Journal

Ivan Lenin at Rush-Mush links to an English translation of a Belarusian protestor's jail journal. (Written by LJ user forion in Belarusian, translated by LJ user kapitan-tanaka.)

Poland: Singer Turned Politician Tired of Politics

The beatroot writes about a 56-year-old Polish rock musician turned politician and the problems he's facing. “After making a lot of money over the years, he must have got bored...

Israel: Sinuses and elections

Apart from the dentist and her really low sinuses story, the elections day ends and Jerusalemgypsy goes home: Back home, my Good Daughter told me her new boyfriend voted for...

DRC: UDPS’ Latest Demands

Doubting that elections can and will take place June 30 as planned, UDPS Liege posts(FR) the UDPS’ latest demands to the international community and the Congolese government. Demands include the...

Singapore: Honour your pledge

At Diary of A Lucky Singaporean Lucky Tan satirises the pledge of Singaporean politicians by applying its wording of justice, equality and democracy to their actions. He finds the pledge...

Singapore: Online Petition

Singapore Election Watch announces an online petition against linking votes to public housing upgrading in Singapore.

Belarus: Anti-TV Flash Mob

LJ user litota_ posts photos from a flash mob that took place at Oktyabrskaya Sq. in Minsk yesterday: to protest the lies of Belarusian state TV, a group of young...

Belarus: Ex-Ambassador Maszkiewicz Hospitalized

19. People's Blog on Presidential Election reports (RUS) that Mariusz Maszkiewicz, former Polish ambassador to Belarus, has been moved from prison to a hospital, possibly for emergency treatment of a...

Belarus: Lukashenko's Missing

Andrei Khrapavitski translates an entry by LJ user wolny on the mysterious public absense of the Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukashenko.

Peru, Mexico, Venezuela: Election Influence

Jefferson Morley takes a look at how Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez is influencing elections in Mexico and Peru in his roundup of the Latin American press.

Ukraine: Unexpected Losses On The Way To Parliament

Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes reviews two political forces that didn't make it into the parliament: Pora-PRP and Volodymyr Lytvyn's Bloc: “Besides their TV advertising later was awful. (A...

Czech Republic: Havel Denied Entry Into Belarus Embassy

br23 blog reports on how Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic, was denied entry by the Belarus Embassy in Prague when he wanted to deliver a letter of...

Bangladesh: Elections

Salam Dhaka muses on election time decisions. On what basis is the government judged, and what cards are played to maximum effect?

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