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· August, 2007

Stories about Elections from August, 2007

Ukraine: “What Will the Elections Change?”

Taras Kuzio compares Ukrainian politicians to their French counterparts: “Yulia could become Ukraine’s Thatcher or Sarkozy – Yushchenko will always be a Chirac. Maybe a woman can do what a...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko vs Yanukovych

The election is a month away and Yulia Tymoshenko campaign rallies are reported to be drawing crowds of supporters. Alluding to president Yushchenko's 2004 poisoning, Foreign Notes writes that Tymoshenko...

Ukraine: Rinat Akhmetov

Foreign Notes writes about Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine's richest man.

Sierra Leone: Blogging the Elections

Sierra Leone held its presidential and parliamentary elections on August 11, 2007. The exercise marked a peaceful transition to democracy after years of civil war. None of the presidential candidates...

Morocco: The Upcoming Elections

With the Moroccan legislative elections looming on September 7, Moroccan bloggers share their concerns about the process and its progress.

South Korea: Lee Myung-bak Doctrine

Lee Byong-chul from Ohmynews reported on the presidential candidate Lee Myung-bak foreign policy, in particular his attitude towards North Korea and U.S.

Venezuela: Preview to Referendum Election Campaign

Venezuela News and Views writes about the preview to Hugo Chavez’ referendum election campaign where it will be “once more set on him, his persona, his character. Love it or...

Morocco: The Death of Butcher Basri

Driss Basri, one of Morocco's most powerful figures during the past 50 years, has died in Paris at age 69. Jillian York brings us the latest reactions from Moroccan bloggers...

Morocco: The view from the boxes

Ghasbouba shares his take on democracy and the upcoming Moroccan elections.

Czech Rebublic: Election Campaign Spending

Dr. Sean's Diary writes on the Czech election campaign spending bill.

Armenia: Election update

Onnik Krikorian posts the latest developments in the run-up to next year's presidential elections in Armenia. This week's news include the growing rumours that a successful ex-politician might enter the...

Bahamas: Election Fever Still Burns

Post-election issues are causing “a divided nation”, according to Craig Butler in this post at Bahama Pundit.

Jamaica: Election Questions

“Her poor showing in the national debates and the political missteps this week with the declaration of a state of public emergency has made that painfully all too clear –...

Morocco: Campaigning Begins

The View From Fez takes a look at the beginning of the campaigning for parliamentary elections in Morocco.

Russia: Arrests in Politkovskaya's Murder Case

Ten unnamed people have been arrested in connection with last year's slaying of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Sean's Russia Blog writes that she “as ‘political football’ has been dusted off and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Ten Things…

Club Soda and Salt makes ten observations about Trinidad.

Cayman Islands, Jamaica: Elections Predictions?

Mad Bull consults his “second favourite Tarot card reader” to determine the results of the upcoming Jamaican elections – and the results are “clear as mud”.

Americas: Poll Numbers From Across the Region

Bloggings by Boz has the latest poll numbers from across the region, which includes uncertainty in Ecuador regarding the Constituent Assembly vote and Colombian support for an Uribe third term.

Sierra Leone: Presidential run-off in Sierra Leone

Sandra writing about the final election results in Sierra Leone: “The presidential run-off between the All People’s Congress and the Sierra Leone People’s Party will be held on Saturday, September...

Barbados, Jamaica: Rough Road Ahead?

“Jamaica was sailing along towards elections on August 27. Then, buddum! Nature, who has no votes, but often can be critical in how things turn out, wanted to have its...

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