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· October, 2007

Stories about Elections from October, 2007

Argentina: Kirchner Wins Apathetic Election

Cristina Kirchner, the wife of outgoing Argentina president Nestor Kirchner, captured 45% of the vote in last Sunday's election and avoided a run-off election. However, many bloggers indicate that this...

Kyrgyzstan: Police Stopped a Car with Oppositionists

Bboyd informs about an incident that followed the Kyrgyz Interior Ministry’s roadblock to catch armed criminals, in which police stopped a car with three opposition party officials instead.

Trinidad & Tobago: New Politics?

Coffeewallah has some advice for Trinidad and Tobago politicians: “Here’s a novel idea guys, why don’t you assume we all have brains, focus on the issues and tell us exactly...

Jordan: Political Money and the Elections

Jordanian blogger Batir Wardam discusses his skepticism with Jordan's democratic political progress in this post (Ar). Is there political money fueling his country's campaigning for seats in the Parliament .....

Trinidad & Tobago: Political Agenda?

Jumbie's Watch is not impressed by the Trinidad and Tobago opposition's latest maneuver, while KnowProSE.com thinks that the political parties “seem to be catering to the lowest common denominators –...

Russia: Bukovsky on Putin's Prison Slang

Former dissident Vladimir Bukovsky says president Vladimir Putin doesn't understand the prison camp slang he sometimes uses, Window on Eurasia reports.

Azerbaijan: Presidential Preferences

TOL's Steady State reports that a possible candidate for the 2008 presidential election in Azerbaijan is accusing the current authorities of “selling out” territory currently under the control of ethnic...

Colombia: Campaign Proposals for Internet Access in Bogota

Victor Solano asks candidates for mayor in Bogota about their proposals for internet access in the city [ES], and publishes their responses.

Russia: Artists for Khodorkovsky, Against Putin

Robert Amsterdam reports on a classical music concert in Paris in support of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and other political prisoners, and on the anti-Putin part of the Russian community of “cultural...

Russia: Campaign Singing

Elections in Russia reports on the singing dimension of this year's campaign.

Poland: Roman Giertych's Out of Politics

The beatroot is wondering who he is going to “write about for the next two years,” now that Roman Giertych has been forced out of politics, along with his party,...

Armenia: Gender Politics

With several examples in mind elsewhere around the world, Unzipped: Gay Armenia wonders if Armenia shouldn't have a woman president. Despite the patriarchal nature of Armenia and the Caucasus itself,...

Armenia: The Numbers Game

After Friday's opposition rally during which Armenia's first president, Levon Ter Petrosian, said he would run again for office, Oneworld Multimedia raises concerns with how different media outlets reported the...

Georgia: “Radical” Opposition

TOL Georgia takes exception to a recent article published by the Jamestown Foundation on what the publication terms the “radical opposition.” The site questions why the author, well-known analyst Vladimir...

Nepal: On Democracy

Bahas on the issue of morale in Democracy.

Kyrgyzstan: December Elections

The Roberts Report analyzes the pre-election political environment in Kyrgyzstan, emphasizing that the upcoming vote could be the biggest test yet of which way the country is headed.

Guatemala: Run-off Election Countdown

Elecciones Guatemala [ES] counts down to the run-off election that will decide Guatemala's next president.

Argentina: Did She Win Already?

El Opinador Compulsivo [ES] thinks that the election of Cristina Kirchner as President of Argentina is merely a formality and why the country “takes the trouble and cost to organize...

South Korea: Presidential Poll

Andy Jackson from Marmot's Hole blogs the presidential poll result and the former Seoul major Lee Myung-bak is in the lead.

Armenia: Bad News Day

Raffi K at Life in Armenia says that Friday was a day full of bad news for Armenia. However, he doesn't know which was worse — former president Levon Ter...

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