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· February, 2008

Stories about Elections from February, 2008

Russia: Election Roundup

A roundup on Russia's upcoming presidential election: Mark MacKinnon writes on the 72 percent “target” for Medvedev; Megan Case writes about the reasons NOT to vote; Robert Amsterdam writes about...

Armenia: Political Turncoat

Unzipped is dismayed by the acceptance of a position from Orinats Yerkir party leader and presidential candidate, Artur Baghdasarian, from the prime minister and president-elect, Serge Sargsyan. The move, ostensibly...

Armenia: Politically Motivated Arrests

Unzipped provides its readers with a list of what it considers politically motivated arrests of people associated with former president, Levon Ter-Petrossian, following last week's disputed presidential election in Armenia.

Bangladesh: Likability and the Elections

Addafication from Bangladesh on the issue of likability in the US elections.

Brazil: Following up the Democratic Primaries

‘Biscoito Fino e a Massa‘ is closely following the Texas Democratic Primary polls [PT], and reports about Obama's surge toward nomination. He also tries hard to explain the primary's rules...

Kenya: Thank you Annan and team

After the power-sharing deal was announced, a caller to a local radio station was ecstatic and invited Kofi Annan and team to "nyama choma" (barbeque), another caller offered him two beers...

Barbados, Jamaica: Political Accountability

Living in Barbados thinks that the arrest of a former Jamaican Minister implicated in the Cuban lightbulb scandal “should shed light on what kind of government Bruce Golding is leading...

Somalia/USA: Somali elders for Obama

Royale Somali blogs about Somali elders supporting Obama in Ohio: “I heard that a lot of Somali elders in Ohio who are also American citizens would be going to caucus...

Kenya: Dear Kofi Annan…

Following the decision by Kofi Annan to suspend peace talks in Kenya, Kenyan blogger, wheremadnessresides decided to write a letter to him: “Dear Kofi Annan: There's a rumour that you're...

Jamaica: This and That

Jamaica and the World puts in her two cents’ worth on everything from a Minister being charged with fraud to the island's roller-coaster crime rate.

Russia, U.S.: Hillary's Way of Saying “Medvedev”

Robert Amsterdam links to a YouTube video of Hillary Clinton trying to pronounce Dmitry Medvedev's last name.

Armenia: Political Prisoners

Unzipped comments on local news reports examining the unsavory past of some former officials detained by police after switching to the opposition since last week's election. Regardless, the blog says,...

Taiwan: No City for Old Aborigines

The first Presidential debate powered by citizen media platform Peopo was held on Feb 24. Two candidates running for President answers 20 questions raised by citizens who use Youtube-like video...

India: Debate, Obama and Clinton

Blowin’ In The Wind on the performance of Clinton and Obama at the debate in Cleveland.

Nepal: Madhes and India

Blogdai smells a rat as the Madhesi agitation increases with the announcement of elections in Nepal.

Armenia: Absurd Revolution

Notes from Hairenik weighs in on continuing discussion of the daily protests staged by former president Levon Ter-Petrossian in Yerevan’s Liberty Square. While agreeing that electoral violations did take place,...

Armenia: Dubious Election

A Fistful of Euros posts an entry on what it calls Armenia's dubious election. However, the blog says that the outcome of last week's presidential election was pretty much known...

Malaysia: Bloggers in Elections

Read/Write Web looks at Malaysian bloggers taking up politics.

Armenia: Post-Election Revolution Scenario?

That there would be mass demonstrations immediately after the presidential election held last week in Armenia was known long ago. Many observers also figured on yet another attempt by the...

Nigeria: Election petition against president dismissed

Nigerian Times writes about the results of presidential election petition in Nigeria: “The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja, Tuesday, dismissed the petition of former military ruler, Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari,...

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