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· June, 2008

Stories about Elections from June, 2008

Serbia: New Government, Almost

A Fistful of Euros announces: “Serbia almost has a government!”

Azerbaijan: Media Concerns

Writing on AFP's Correspondent blog, the news organization's Caucasus Bureau Chief, Michael Mainville, laments the state of the media in Azerbaijan. The post recognizes the pressures and restrictions in place...

Serbia: Socialist Party Forms Coalition Government With Democratic Party

The Socialist Party of Serbia (Slobodan Milošević's party) is forming a coalition government with the Democratic Party. This means Serbia will continue on its way towards European Union integration. Many...

Bolivia: Autonomy Referendum in Tarija

Miguel Centellas and Miguel Buitrago both write about the recent autonomy referendum in Tarija, Bolivia, which passed with approximately 80% in support.

Armenia: Racist Rhetoric?

Blogian raises concern over what it considers to be racist rhetoric used by Armenia's first president, Levon Ter-Petrossian, at a radical opposition demonstration staged Friday in downtown Yerevan. Meanwhile, The...

Georgia: Post-Election Concerns

Steady State comments on the evaluation of the recent parliamentary election in Georgia by the country's human rights ombudsperson as the “worst in the country’s history.” The blog also examines...

Cuba: Election Summer

Circles Robinson Online on Cubans’ interest in November's US presidential election, and what the possible election of Barack Obama may mean for relations between the two countries.

Armenia: Children's Political Park

Unzipped comments on the latest move taken by the authorities to prevent tomorrow's planned rally by the radical opposition in the Armenian capital. In order to prevent supporters of the...

Zimbabwe: Mapping terror

Mapping terror in Zimbabwe: Sokwanele has mapped a sample of the cases based on recorded first hand testimony from victims, and the interactive map so far bears witness to over...

Zimbabwe: Help a Zimbabwean return home to vote

A campaign to help Zimbabweans abroad return home to vote: Sponsorship options include assisting an employee with a return ticket, paying for one or more seats on a bus via...

Zimbabwe: Murders and violence

Violence and murders continue in Zimbabwe: Four MDC youths were this morning found dead after Zanu PF and state security agents had abducted them in Chitungwiza yesterday morning.

Armenia: Ukrainian Color Revolutionary Visit

And Nothing Else Matters [RU] comments on a recent visit by a prominent architect of the Ukrainian Orange Revolution to Armenia, highlighting the fact that the activist's own blog shows...

Armenia: A1 Plus European Court Ruling

Six years after it was effectively removed from the airwaves, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has finally ruled in favor of the A1 Plus TV Station. Known...

Brazil: The Black President Before Obama

The sweeping Obama phenomenon has caught Brazil, and it comes as no surprise in the country with the world's largest population of African descendants. An especially notable thread is the...

Barbados, U.S.A.:

Barbados Underground says that “the queue of ‘expectation’ for Barack Obama, has already started to form”.

Palestine: Obama on Jerusalem as Undivided

Barack Obama's pledge on June 11th to AIPAC that Jerusalem should be Israel's undivided capital has angered Palestinian officials. President Mahmoud Abbas made a statement that Obama's pledge is “totally...

El Salvador: Funes Continues to Lead by Wide Margins

The presidential candidate for the FMLN party in El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, continues to lead by nearly 19 percentage points over ARENA candidate Rodrigo Ávila. Hunnapuh [es] notes that this...

Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai campaign on Google Earth

Morgan Tsvangirai campaign in Zimbabwe on Google Earth: “I’ve compiled Morgan Tsvangirai’s campaign from June 2nd until yesterday, with information on campaign stops, detentions by police, vehicle impoundments, and references...

Zimbabwe: In the words of the people

In the words of Zimbabweans: “Can someone help As I am writing this mail there is massive killing of people for political affiliation reasons, destruction of houses and ploughing down...

Caucasus: Armenian & Georgian Blogosphere Assessed

Following last weekend's BarCamp in Tbilisi, one of the event's main organizers, Giga Paitchadze, briefly considers its success and provides a small glimpse into the Georgian blogosphere. Also known as...

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