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· May, 2008

Stories about Elections from May, 2008

Lebanon: The Doha Agreement

Lebanese political leaders who met in Doha under the patronage of the Emir of Qatar Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani reached an agreement last week. The full text of...

Georgia: Opposition Protests

Following the recent parliamentary election in the country, Resistance Georgia has posted photographs of the protest demonstrations which followed the landslide win for the ruling government party. The pro-opposition blog...

Armenia: Diaspora Fatigue

Life in Armenia, a blog run by ethnic Armenians from the Diaspora resident in the country, says that the number of tourists and volunteers visiting Armenia might be dropping following...

Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Imagine That Conversation

Puerto Rican blogger Liza asks: “Can you imagine having to talk to your kids about the potential assassination of their father?”, adding: “What people don't get is how deep the...

Russia: “Medialogia”

Scraps of Moscow writes about Russian politics and the media: “Sometimes, though, mediologists, not meteorologists, are the best way of trying to figure out which way the political winds are...

Armenia: Youth Activist Beaten

The Armenian Observer reports that a pro-opposition youth activist was yesterday beaten in Yerevan, the Armenian capital. Arsen Kharatyan was called for an interview, but when he arrived at the...

Ukraine: Opposition and Alliances

Foreign Notes writes on the relationship between PM Tymoshenko, president Yushchenko, and the Party of the Regions.

Georgia: Election Dissent

Steady State is critical of the outcome of last week’s parliamentary election in Georgia. The blog also criticizes the Western media and international observers for being more concerned with foreign...

Cuba: Media Manipulation?

As Fidel Castro comments on the US presidential campaign, Child of the Revolution calls him “the consummate manipulator”.

Barbados, U.S.A.: Taking It Back

On the heels of Hillary Clinton's comment about Bobby Kennedy, Barbadian blogger Jdid comments: “You're just playing the spoiler now. It almost looks like you are trying to muddy the...

Lebanon: A deal is reached in Doha

“Beirut – Lebanon is where the action will be after a deal was reached yesterday to end the political crises in Lebanon. Finally Lebanon this week will have a president...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Politics

Foreign Notes writes about PM Yulia Tymoshenko's defeat in the Kyiv election, her meeting with PM Vladimir Putin, and the future of her cabinet.

Ukraine: Pre-Election Kyiv

Five installments of pre-election Kyiv photos, video and commentary – at Ukrainiana: here, here, here, here, and here.

El Salvador: A Computer in Ecuador Stirs Up Salvadoran Presidential Campaign

A computer file purportedly discovered on a laptop computer at a FARC guerrilla camp in Ecuador, has bloggers in El Salvador wondering what impact it will have and what impact...

Taiwan: Tibet Issued Manipulated in Taiwan Election

Kwang Yin from interlocals.net explained how Tibet March riot had been manipulated in Taiwan during the presidential election period.

Macedonia: Use of New Media in Election Campaign

Authors of the Macedonian media blog Komunikacii.net analyzed the "unprecedented" use of the internet and the new media by the leading political parties in the campaign for the early parliamentary...

Romania: Local Election

Csíkszereda Musings writes about the upcoming local election in Romania.

Ukraine: Klychko and Katerynchuk

Ukrainiana comments on two more Kyiv mayoral candidates and their campaign ads.

Ukraine: More Mayoral Campaign Ads

Ukrainiana posts a few more videos of the Kyiv mayoral campaign ads.

Serbia: Election Results Roundup

A Fistful of Euros posts a brief summary of the results of the election in Serbia.

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