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· May, 2006

Stories about Elections from May, 2006

Peru: Voters Safety

Fabiola Bazo describes the measures being taken to ensure peaceful elections this coming Sunday.

Mexico: Green Party Luxury Toilets

Wave Making is offended by the “VIP bathrooms” of Mexico's young Green Party candidate. (Also in Spanish)

Serbia & Montenegro: Referendum's Potential Consequences

Srdjan Cvijic of The TransAtlantic Assembly writes on potential geopolitical consequences of the Montenegro vote: “Independence of Montenegro, inevitable nourishes independence aspirations of other territorial entities across Europe and the...

Jailed Cartoonist, Riots in Universities & Anniversary of a Victory

Last week Global Voices reported about the cartoon affair and unrest in Azeri community. This affair goes on and Mana Neyestani, the cartoonist who drew this cartoon, and his editor,...

South Korea: Local elections end

Some big changes in store can be expected following the conclusion of local elections in the South Korean capitol of Seoul, the results of which can be found in RJ...

Latest in the Francophone Caribbean Blogosphere

Mexico: AMLO Back in the Lead?

Goleech cites the May 29 poll by María de las Heras, which has leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrado back in the lead with half a percentage point over Felipe...

Colombia: President Uribe Reelected in Landslide

In a landslide decision (66% compared to runner-up Carlos Gaviria's 22%), Colombians went to the polls on Sunday and reelected President Álvaro Uribe. Here is a selection of what Colombian...

China: IP rights lacking

In ‘China Ponders Propaganda Role for Non-Red Parties,’ China Confidential‘s Confidential Reporter sees the combined 500,000 members of China's non-Communist political parties—contrasted by 70 million Communist Party members—more as propaganda...

Senegal: Conversations on Drowned Migrants

Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme has been keeping a close eye on thousands of migrants from Senegal who have attempted to reach Europe on clandestine rafts since the beginning of the year....

Latin America: Poll Numbers

As consistent as the sunrise, Boz has this week's Friday poll numbers.

DRC: Coup Attempts and More Questions on the Upcoming Elections

Free and Fair Elections? Joseph Kabila, the founder of the PPRD (the People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy), has overseen an interim administration established by the 2002 peace agreement. The...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

There is a new government and this historic event has raised more than a ripple in the Iraqi blogs, but, actually, not much more than that. And in this week...

Martinique: French Black Presidential Candidate Stephane Pocrain

Le Blog de [Moi] on Stephane Pocrain's candidacy for the 2007 French Presidential Election (Fr): “Yet another candidacy from the left. Ex- Green Party spokesperson and founding member of the...

Serbia & Montenegro: Life After Referendum

Eric Gordy of East Ethnia writes on what to expect now that the referendum in Montenegro has taken place: “There is the possibility that I may arrive to one country...

Peru: Debate, Human Rights, and Food

Alvaro Ruiz-Navajas has a helpful collection of links about last weekend's presidential debate. Jorge Bazo Escudero writes [ES] that Amnesty International “has condemned the blatant ignorance of both presidential candidates...

The Global Voices Show #1

Global Voices is pleased to announce the first of our new magazine-style podcasts, which aim to do for online audio what the Global Voices web site does for text blogs...

Venezuela: Opposition Candidates Win Mayoral Races

Both Miguel Octavio and Daniel Duquenal write about yesterday's mayoral elections in Carrizal and Nirgua, which Duquenal describes as “insignificant in the grand scheme of things, though very telling in...

Peru: Reactions to Presidential Debate

Maxwell A. Cameron has written an excellent and thorough summary of the presidential debate between Alan Garcia and Ollanta Humala, concluding: “Garcia won on substance, while Humala won on style....

Montenegro: “It Looks Like Europe Has a New Country”

This past Sunday, 55.4 percent of the voters of Montenegro, the smallest of the six former Yugoslav republics (population slightly over 600,000), decided in favor of independence – by a...

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