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· December, 2006

Stories about Elections from December, 2006

Iran:Ahmadinejad after defeat in Council of City Election

Pro Ahmadinejad's forces got defeated in city council election. Digital Kelachinkov analysed the outcome of this defeat. He says“Populist-fundamentalist” is probably the best term for describing Ahmadinejad and his group....

Tahiti: A New President for Christmas

Blogger Jiriki says (Fr) Tahiti got a special present for Christmas: a new President, Gaston Tong Sang. The blogger links to a profile of the new President indicating that he...

Senegal: Irregularities in Voter Registration Records

In anticipation of the upcoming presidential election, Blog Politique du Senegal takes (Fr) a closer look at official voter registration numbers and finds that if the current numbers are to...

Serbia, USA: What Serbs Think About America

In his blog post called “America is shaking”, Neven Andjelic shares his opinion on the United States (SRP): This big country is shaking. A number of events have caused the...

Bloggers on the new US Congress and the US policy on Cuba

Not much has been said in the blogosphere about how the results of the recent mid-term elections in the United States, which put the Democrats in control of Congress back...

Russia: Arkhangelsk Mayor For President

Russia From The Inside tells of the “strange things” that began to happen to the mayor of Arkhangelsk after he decided to run for president of Russia in 2008.

Iran:A blogger was elected

A blogger from Hamedan is among the elected ones in City and Village Councils election.Mrs.Mehrnoush Najafi wrote a post on her election story with “kind hands of people” as its...

Anguilla: Convention vs. Corruption

Corruption-free Anguilla republishes an article by Indra Jeet Mistry, which calls for Caribbean governments to sign the UN Convention against Corruption – “the first legally binding, global anti-corruption agreement, marking...

Venezuela: SMS Election Info

Justin Oberman describes how were able to find out information about their polling stations via SMS with their cell phones.

Nigeria: political recycling

“Recycling may be good for the environment but political recycling is definitely not good for the nigerian environment,” writes Ijebuman's Diary.

Ukraine: “Return of Frankenstein?”

Foreign Notes documents yet another step on Ukraine's path back to the pre-Orange Revolution past: “If the bill is approved it will enable the pre-OR guys in the CEC, including...

Guatemalan: Election Preview

Boz takes an early look at Guatemala's 2007 election.

Russia: “The Dissenters’ March”

Marsh Nesoglasnykh (“The Dissenters’ March” or “The March of Those Who Disagree”) – screenshot from the rally's website, According to news reports, over 2,000 people showed up at a...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Compton wins St. Lucia Election

As John Compton is elected Prime Minister of St. Lucia, coming out of retirement to a resounding win over the Kenny Anthony-led government, Abeni cautions: “Incumbent governments must beware of...

Armenia: Election Update

Onnik Krikorian has the latest updates on the 2007 Armenian parliamentary elections, including the news that a popular war hero got arrested for allegedly plotting a coup d'état.

Ukraine: Waiting For Election?

LEvko of Foreign Notes believes that Ukraine's president Victor Yushchenko “is strengthening a team around himself in anticipation of early [parliamentary] re-elections next year.”

Belarus: Kozulin's Hunger Strike

News on Aleksandr Kozulin's 53-day hunger strike over at TOL's Belarus Blog.

DRC: Kabila's First Challenges

Now that newly elected President Joseph Kabila has been sworn in, Sanaga Perigrinations says he has 3 main challenges (fr): “Pacify the country … Rebuild and develop the country …...

Ukraine: Kyiv's Mayor

Ukrainiana writes about Kyiv's new mayor: “If true, that would make Chernovetsky and Yanukovych two of a kind. The “Better Living Today” they promised turned out to be a “Big...

Taiwan: election outcome

ESWN blogs about the gaps between public opinions and election outcomes in Taipei and Kaohsiung mayoral elections. Michael Turton picks up the discussion.

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