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· June, 2006

Stories about Elections from June, 2006

Venezuela: “A bad day for Venezuelan democracy”

Both Miguel Octavio and Daniel Duquenal are disheartened by opposition electoral NGO, Sumate's decision to forego primary elections. Duquenal says that “the electoral trickery of chavismo is so blatant that...

Taiwan: Chen corruption scandal

“Is President Chen [Shui-bian] implicated in any of the scandals that have surrounded him lately?” asks Politics From Taiwan blogger David. “Who knows. However, it's encouraging to see that there...

Nepal : Democracy Textbook

Nepali Netbook: A Dahlian Wave of Democracy? “The mechanics of Marxist-Maoist prose could not always be distilled into vernacular appealing enough to become part of the general political conversation Nepalese...

Thailand: Thai Politics

Thai Politiks talks about the recent happening in Thai politics. Some political parties are facing disbandment because of election violations. The bloggers asks ” If the major parties are disbanded,...

Mexico: Un Poco de Todo

Ana Maria Salazar Slack runs through Mexico's big three stories: the status of negotiations between Oaxacan teachers and the Ministry of the Interior, union strikes by minors, and the campaign...

Syria: Authoritarianism

Syrian comment on the cultural inclination which was cited by a study that claims that there is no anti-democratic attitude within the Mideast cultures. Syrian said: “While its true that...

UN Human Rights Council & Presidential Election

Several bloggers wrote about the presence of Saeed Mortazavi, Tehran chief prosecutor, in the Iranian delegation to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. A few bloggers tried to find...

Latest in French-Speaking African and Indian Ocean Blogs

PAN-AFRICAN Homosexuality in Africa Not a Myth France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem reflects on a homophobic movement in Cameroon that sees homosexuality as a suspect new “religion” and concludes: Evidence...

Barbados: The election will be wired

Citing a Wired article about Rupert Murdoch and Barbados’ status as one of the Caribbean territories with the highest internet penetration, Barbados Free Press predicts that “the internet, citizen journalism,...

Ukraine: Football and Politics

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine writes about Ukraine's World Cup victory over Saudi Arabia – and a no less important event: the “re-formation” of the “orange coalition.”

Russia: Butovo Land Dispute

The recent land dispute between Moscow city authorities and residents of Butovo, a suburb just outside the capital's beltway (MKAD), included such dramatic elements as a tent camp, bulldozers and...

Ukraine: “Long Life to the Government”

Scott W. Clark and LEvko of Foreign Notes comment on the creation of the Orange Coalition in Ukraine – at last, three months after the election: the government is (almost)...

Mexico: “When will the results be announced?”

There is a good chance that election day will make for a close race in Mexico. Ana Maria Salazar tells readers when they might expect definitive results.

Ukraine: Coalition Combinations

LEvko and Scott W. Clark of Foreign Notes are discussing possible Ukrainian parliamentary coalition combinations. LEvko also provides a flashback that shows how the partnership that seems likely now would...

Slovakia: Coalition Combinations

Lemuel of Deleted By Tomorrow is upset about the results of the election and discusses the most likely coalition combinations. Doug Muir of A Fistful of Euros looks at the...

Mexico: “Football 1, Presidential Campaign 0″

As many had predicted, Mexico Votes 2006 reports that the July presidential election has taken a back seat to the World Cup. Ana Maria Salazar Slack, however, is an informative...

Football & Presidential Election

Iran was defeated 2-0 by Portugal in World Cup and lost any hope to go to the next round. Iranian bloggers have shared their thoughts, feelings and photos about this...

Slovakia: Sunday's Election

Lemuel of Deleted by Tomorrow posts the final part of his series on the “the good, the bad, the ugly” of the Slovak politics, and also writes about being bored...

Nepal: Ceremonial Monarchy

United We Blog! on the future options for Nepal's king given political suggestions that ceremonial monarchy be retained.

DRC: UDPS Sends Delegations to its Diaspora Branches

UDPS Liege posts pictures of recent UDPS meetings involving party delegations from Kinshasa in Liege and Anvers, Belgium. It encourages (Fr) its worldwide members to mobilize for June 30, date...

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