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· September, 2006

Stories about Elections from September, 2006

DRC: Tshisekedi Should Save the Nation by Supporting Mbemba

On UDPS Liege, Florent Mukonkole writes(Fr): “Any Congolese with any sense of nationalism should rally around Mbemba [in the upcoming runoff against Kabila]to save the nation.” He then asks Etienne...

Belarus: Protest Diaries and Opposition Leader

Ivan Lenin of Rush-Mush reports that the online diaries of a Belarusian protester Dasha Kostenko have been published in Moscow. He also criticizes the opposition leader Milinkevich: “It's a big...

Brazil: Dear Globo: Love, Lula

Colin Brayton translates a letter to Globo from Lula politely declining to participate in last night's debate.

Chile, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil: Poll Numbers

More fascinating numbers from throughout Latin America in Boz's Friday poll numbers.

Serbian Blog Roundup

A house at the Golija Mountain – by Bogdan Cirovic At English section of Serbiancafe discussion board, Toshiba blogs out: Village of Rudno at Golija mountain is at altitude of...

Zambia: candidates capitalize on anti-chinese sentiment

“Many Zambians are angry about Chinese petty merchants who are outcompeting local retailers and the poor or unsafe working conditions of Chinese-owned mines,” writes AfricaBeat, noting that anti-Chinese sentiment has...

Venezuela: Elections and Crime

Oil Wars dissects and criticizes the anti-crime platform of opposition candidate Manuel Rosales.

Tajikistan: Free & Fair Elections

Alexander Sadikov says that Tajikistan's upcoming presidential election will be free and fair because the sitting president faces no real opponents.

Poland: “The Polish Watergate”

The beatroot has posted three entries so far about the beginning of a major corruption scandal, already labeled the “Polish Watergate”: one, two, and three. “It looks very bad for...

Ecuador: Undecided

Less than three weeks from elections, Ecuador remains undecided says Boz. There is also an interesting comment on last night's debate between Correa, Roldos, and Viteri.

Hungary: Candidate Withdraws From Local Election

Pestiside.hu writes about the upcoming local election and one of the candidates who decided not to run: a “Roma eccentric […] whose key election promise was to build a condom...

Gambia 101

Gambia 101, via African Shirts: “After the 1981 coup attempt, the confederation of Senegambia was established with Senegal. The union didn't last too long, but made a lot of sense....

Gambia: Jammeh wins presidential election

And the winner of 2006 Presidential election in Gambia is…

Poland: Early Election in November?

The beatroot writes that Poland may be “on the verge on an early election. Again.” Even though things may still change, “it’s a brave person to bet on anything in...

Estonia: “Election Eve Post”

Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa posts an “election eve” entry, in which he tries “to sum up a lot of big thoughts in a few modest paragraphs. Such is the...

Nigeria: former military dictator to run for presidency?

A cancer to return to the heart of Nigeria?, asks Black Star Journal: “I guess this begs the question: is the development of democracy in Nigeria so stunted that in...

Kenya: voters guide

A blogger's voters guide to Kenya's next general election.

Blogs debate over Brazil's latest electoral scandal

In the last days before the October 1 vote, the Brazilian electoral process was shaken again by the latest event in a string of scandals tainting the ruling Workers Party...

Notes on Montenegro and Transnistria

In his yesterday's Balkans Blog Roundup, Ljubisa Bojic quoted this passage on Montenegro by a Serbian blogger: […] I know how things operate down there. Its also a privatised state...

Russia: Countering Media Stereotypes

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog, in an attempt to provide “accurate and fair reporting and analysis—without fear or favor” – of Russia, comes up with a list of “10 Western...

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