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· April, 2008

Stories about Elections from April, 2008

Zimbabwe: Election humour on YouTube

Ethan writes “Dark humor about Zimbabwe”: “You might have missed it, because I buried it at the bottom of the last (long) post. What follows below is a very funny...

Zimbabwe: 16 flavours of mutilation

Bev Clark's 16 flavours of mutilation in Zimbabwe: “So if independent monitors and Mugabe’s allies agree that neither candidate got over 50% then announce the results already! On the up-side...

Jamaica: Elections – Take 2?

As dual citizenship laws dictate that certain ruling party Ministers are ineligible to sit in Parliament, Jamaica and the World wonders whether the Prime Minister can avoid calling another general...

Armenia: Revolutionary Youth Movement

Unzipped reports on what appears to be an offshoot of the Sksela youth movement. Faced with some internal criticism on its pro-radical opposition leanings, the Now (Hima) movement has been...

Paraguay: More Blogger Reactions to Lugo Victory

After a decisive victory in the recent Paraguayan presidential elections, local bloggers provide their thoughts on their hopes for the new government of Fernando Lugo, Others take a look at...

Ukraine: Privatization Confrontation

Orange Ukraine posts a roundup on Ukraine, which includes an examination of the confrontation between president Yushchenko and PM Tymoshenko over privatization. A close-up on an earlier privatization case is...

Georgia: Parliamentary Election Digest

TOL Georgia reports on the latest developments in the run-up to next month's parliamentary election in Georgia. In the first of three posts, the blog comments on news that the...

Serbia, EU: SAA and the Election

Kosmopolit reviews perspectives on whether the EU should offer Serbia a Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) before the May 11 general election.

Zimbabwe: Government of National Unity?

Zimbabweans speaking about Government of National Unity: “We’ve received a flood of replies, particularly via SMS, with voices against a government of national unity out numbering those in favour of...

Angola: The voting weapon

Cazimar [pt] echoes the news that the Chinese An Yue Jiang ship was allowed to dock in Luanda only to unload merchandise destined for Angola. The blogger asks Angolan president...

Bolivia: May 4th Referendum

Miguel Centellas of Pronto* provides an overview of the May 4th Referendum to be held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Zimbabwe: Post-election violence on the rise

The election crisis in Zimbabwe continues: there are reports from the mainstream media, bloggers and human rights organisations about state organised post-election violence against supporters of the opposition, the opposition...

Barbados: Economic Storm?

“The issue of the rising cost of living will no doubt remain firmly at the top of the national agenda in the coming weeks and months ahead,” writes Barbados Underground,...

Myanmar Embassy in Australia makes voting difficult

Paraussies mentions that Burmese from Australia are facing difficulties casting their votes.

Armenia: Politicized Youth Group

Seetizen, the blog of a prominent youth activist in Armenia, criticizes the Sksela youth movement which was founded by other activists close to the campaign team of former president Levon...

Myanmar: Love and Support for Hillary Clinton

Justin supports and loves Mrs. Hillary Clinton's speech on Dr. M. L. King Jr., “I just love this speech. Against all odds, I strongly believe in Mrs. Clinton and that...

Russia: Kasyanov and Kremlin's Populism

Scraps of Moscow writes about Mikhail Kasyanov and the Kremlin's “populist rhetoric.”

Russia, U.S.: Hillary; McCain

Mark MacKinnon writes on “why the Kremlin is pulling for Hillary.” Robert Amsterdam explains “McCain's brain on Russia.”

Bangladesh: An Obama for Bangladesh?

Unheard Voices wonders if there is an Obama like person who could change the face of politics in Bangladesh.

Myanmar: Voting for the Constitutional Referendum

The Burmese Ruby Diary shares her feelings during the second time she voted as a citizen of Myanmar.

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