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· August, 2006

Stories about Elections from August, 2006

Nepal: Get rid of Democracy

Blogdai scans the political horizon and suggets we get rid of democracy.

Guyana: Face of the nation

By analysing the facial expressions of Guyana's incumbent president Bharrat Jagdeo, Andy is “100% confident that he is the new president-elect of Guyana“.

Poland: A Competition in Populism

Poland is having local elections soon, and the populists are becoming more audible, reports Warsaw Station.

Mexico: Electoral Tribunal Rejects Acusations of Fraud

Erwin Cifuentes, Ricardo Carreón, Ceci Connolly, and Eduardo Arcos (ES) on the electoral tribunal's rejection of complaints made by presidential runner-up Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Guyana: Election watch

On Monday 28 August, an estimated 300,000 Guyanese turned out to vote in elections for the unicameral National Assembly. Elections in Guyana have historically been fraught with public anxiety and...

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (3)

Israeli blogger pilka writes (RUS) about a surreal experience of eating next to three clowns at a hospital in the wartime Haifa: […] I had breakfast with clowns today. I...

DRC: Election results fragmented

The Head Heeb analyses the partial results from the Democratic Republic of Congo's National Assembly election which took place alongside the better-publicised presidential poll. It's already clear that the incoming...

Mexico: Recount Results and Analysis

Eduardo Arcos has the freshly released numbers by the Electoral Tribunal following a partial recount of the July 2 vote. Despite a greater quantity of annulled votes, Mark in Mexico...

Brazil: Blogs Censored in the Electoral Process

The Brazilian blogosphere is protesting that a blog from Amapá state was inexplicably brought down by its ISP ( even after it complied with an order from the Electoral Justice...

DRC: Election tension mounts

Extra Extra is taking precautions as the Democratic Republic of Congo waits for the second round of its historic but troubled national elections. “For the time being, things are calm,...

Mexico: Contested Chiapas Elections

Both Octavio Islas and “Enigma” (ES) are worried that Aguilar's refusal to accept defeat will encourage state-level political discord much like presidential candidate Lopez Obrador's refusal to accept defeat has...

Latin America: Friday Poll Numbers

It's Friday ladies and gentlemen … time for Boz's poll numbers from across Latin America.

Thailand: Bomb Found Near Prime Minister's House

Bangkok Pundit is filing the latest updates on the bomb that was found in a car near the Thai Prime Minister Thaksin's house.

Russia: Putin's Third Term; Young Guard

Sean's Russia Blog writes about the possibility of “Putin 3.0” and about a new youth organization called the Young Guard.

Poland: Corruption and Politicians’ Incomes

The beatroot writes about Poland's richest politicians and the problem of corruption: “…it’s they, after all, who are the least bribable.”

DRC: BanaCongo Rift

At UDPS Liege, BanaCongo representatives deplored (Fr) the decision by some BanaCongo members to issue a declaration in the pressure group's name encouraging the Congolese to remain calm during the...

Venezuela: Unified Opposition Candidate

Daniel Duquenal and Steven Taylor both note that Governor of Zulia state, Manuel Rosales formerly registered as the unified opposition candidate for the December 3 presidential election. Miguel Octavio attended...

Nicaragua: Election Primer

Following a poll which puts Sandinista candidate Daniel Ortega in a comfortable lead, Boz offers four talking points on the November 5 Nicaraguan election.

Mexico: Chiapas Election

Ana Maria Salazar is tracking the very latest in Chiapas’ closely contested gubernatorial election.

DRC, Belgium: BanaCongo Demo

UDPS Liege posts (Fr) pictures of an August 21 Congolese demonstration in front of European Union offices in Belgium. The demo was called by Bana Congo. The blog adds: “Between...

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