Stories about Elections from July, 2007
The overwhelming defeat of the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan's upper house elections on Sunday, historic in its scale, brought about a drastic shift in the Japanese political landscape and sent a clear message to prime minister Abe Shinzo and his government. While media across the world analyze political fallout of the political shift, bloggers are echoing the message and demanding change.
Foreign Notes writes about what appears to be the pre-election competition between former allies: Victor Yushchenko's and Yulia Tymoshenko's blocs.
The banning of laptop computers in the Bahamas’ House of Assembly, the felling of an old tree and the performance of a young athlete are just some of the topics Craig Butler blogs about at Bahama Pundit.
A flood on its way Like many places in the world it has been raining incessantly in many parts of Bangladesh for a number of days. The rain water had waterlogged many places. Back to Bangladesh posts some pictures of some parts of the waterlogged Dhaka. He wonders whether there...
With elections facing the nation possibly as early as October, Barbados Free Press wants to stimulate discussion on the voting process, while Living in Barbados says, “Spending a few days in Jamaica right now is interesting” as the island gears up for elections on August 27.
Abdurahman believes that Turkey made the right choice by electing the AK Party. He writes that the “election was widely followed in the Middle East” and that “in the last few years, in every fair election, an Islamic-leaning party won or were denied a clear victory. Hamas in Palestine, Muslim...
While the Turks have had some mixed reactions to the outcome of the recent Turkish parliamentary elections, Kurds have been rejoicing as potential Kurdish parliamentarians have exploited a loophole in the election system and gained a foothold in the Turkish parliament.
Algerian blogger Nouri gives us a round up of reactions to the Turkish elections here.
“I’m already tired of this election and it hasn’t even started yet,” laments The Manicou Report, as he examines the recently-formed UNC Alliance along with the rest of Trinidad and Tobago's political landscape.
The Turkish parliamentary elections were this last Sunday… and despite public protests in the last few months against the ruling party AKP, they still won with a resounding 47 per cent of the popular vote. Turkish bloggers wrote extensively this week about their predictions of the elections and what future...
Of the AKP victory in Turkey tunisiendoctor writes (Fr): “Goodbye to secular military dictatorship in Turkey and best of luck to a democratic, and perhaps even European, Turkey.”
The 2008 Presidential Election Monitor wonders whether next year's voting will be cleaner than before. The roundup also ponders the state of the opposition in Armenia.
As Jamaica's elections draw closer, an atypical newscast gives CityGirl hope “that the supposedly uneducated are finally wising up, no longer willing to sit idly by while the politicians use them as baits…”
Election campaigns are underway in Sierra Leone: “The Revolutionary United Front Party, the political offshoot of the primary rebel group in Sierra Leone’s civil war, threw its support behind the All Peoples Congress (APC) on Thursday. Party leader Samuel Gbassay Kanu said his party has come to realize that it...
Tesaket has several updates on the presidential elections held last week in the breakaway and self-declared Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Jamaica and the World identifies what she thinks are “4 biggest non-debates in the lead-up to the election in Jamaica”.
With Ramadan and the 2007 elections looming on the horizon, religion and politics are popular subjects in the blogoma. What is everyone saying? Find out in this week's Francophone Moroccan blog translations.
Belatedly, a link to Our Man in Tirana‘s post on the Albanian parliament's third round of voting the new president.
BravoZulu.bm senses a Bermudan election approaching…
United We Blog! on the Maoists and how they need to focus on the elections.
Today's presidential elections in Nagorno Karabakh draw the world's attention to one of the most volatile regions of the former Soviet Union. The conflict over the breakaway and self-declared republic is still dominating relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and unfortunately, no lasting peace agreement is on the horizon. Meanwhile, people in Nagorno Karabakh just want to get on with their lives.