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· November, 2006

Stories about Elections from November, 2006

Iran:Election and Reformists

According to Alpar, two weeks before “Councils’ Election (of Cities and Villages)” [Fa], reformist groups have united their force and their lists.

Senegal: To Run or Not to Run

Robert Sagna, a former minister in the Senegalese government and Mayor of Zinguinchor, Senegal reflects (Fr) on the upcoming presidential elections: “The whole electoral process is corrupt and managed according...

Nepal: Democratic Parties

United We Blog! on why it is essential that parties in a democratic system function within the purview of the same. “It is absolutely necessary for eight political parties to...

Haiti: Wyclef Jean in Concert in Jacmel

Haiti-based blogger Yon Ayisyen says Haitian-American hip hop artist Wyclef Jean will be in concert in Jacmel, Haiti soon (Fr): “He will perform December 1st two days before the local...

Brazil: Post-Election Podcast

Luís Afonso Assumpção has published a podcast about his disappointment with the outcome of Brazil's latest elections and his thoughts on Latin America's current political reality.

D.R. of Congo: Bemba should concede defeat

“…the time has come for Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to concede defeat,” writes Eye on Africa following the rejection of a legal challenge to last month's presidential run-off election by the...

DRC: “Bemba was to be defeated”

In a long post about Kinshasa's fervor for Bemba despite his defeat, Le Blog du Congolais writes (Fr):”It was written and we knew it: Bemba was to be defeated, for...

D.R. of Congo: Bemba's election challenge update

“Before declaring the definitive outcome, the Supreme Court rejected Bemba’s challenge for lack of proof (the burden of proof being on the claimant). The CEI was found to have acted...

Venezuela: Campaigning and History

Miguel Octavio describes the “perverse symbolism of the location of Chavez’ closing rally.”

Cote d'Ivoire: France and UN Resolution 1721

Generation Consciente writes (Fr): “Despite its best efforts, Paris did not succeed in getting the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution that might oust President Gbagbo. After intense negotiations...

Ecuador: Rafael Correa Wins Election

A.M. Mora y Leon tries to make sense of Rafael Correa's win on Sunday in Ecuador's presidential election: “And maybe it’s understandable – Correa was a fresh face. Noboa was...

Belarus: Kozulin Turns 51 in Jail

A former presidential candidate, Aleksandr Kozulin, has celebrated his 51st birthday in prison, in relative obscurity, and with no food – because he's been on hunger strike for over a...

Poland: On Borat, Election, and Russia

The beatroot writes on Borat's Polish connection, a hungover election official, and the current “Polish-Russian meat war.”

Arabisc: Bahraini Elections, Dying Children and Confusing Freedom!

Bahrain held its second Parliamentary elections in its modern history this week, with about 300,000 voters going to the polls. Amongst them was Bahraini blogger Haythoo, who hoped his ‘party’...

The Week That Was in Bahrain

More than 300,000 Bahrainis went to the polls on Saturday to elect 40 Municipal Councillors and another 40 Members of Parliament. This is the second time Bahrainis vote in their...

Reunion: Sarkozy and Nassimah Dindar

Pierrot Dupuy writes (Fr): “I am learning from different sources, some of which are close Parisian relations of [French Interior Minister] Nicolas Sarkozy, that if he is elected President, he...

D.R. of Congo: Bemba's lawyers walk out

11 lawyers representing Jean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese Presidential-runner up, walk out of the Supreme Court.

Abu Aardvark: Bahrain Elections Spark Media Interest

Abu Aardvark says Al Jazeera Arabic channel has devoted an entire programme to cover the Bahraini parliamentary and municipal elections being held today. He says the elections have generated a...

Bahrain: International Exposure

Bahrain is getting international exposure in the media with the Washington Post and New York Times covering its elections, which are being held today, reports Desert Island Boy. But it...

Russia: Unusual Protest

The Turkish Invasion and Very Russian write about today's very unusual demonstration in Moscow. LJ user 50×50 posts photos.

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