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· July, 2008

Stories about Elections from July, 2008

Israel: Olmert to Resign Following Kadima Primary

Ehud Olmert said yesterday that he will not stand for the Kadima primary in September. According to Al Jazeera English, Olmert said: “I have decided I won't run in the...

Brazil: Live blogging the local elections debate

Nova Corja [pt] will be live blogging the second debate for the local elections in Porto Alegre, Brazil. “The concept is the same: surpassing policy analysis in the posts with...

Dominica, U.S.A.: Politics & People

Chris at Dominica Weekly has “taken a strong interest in the US Presidential Election”, which leads him to consider the state of politics in his own country: “Perhaps the most...

Russia: Calls for Reinstating Regional Elections

LJ user Aleksandr Gnezdilov notes (RUS) that an increasing number of Russian politicians call for the return of regional elections in Russia, abolished after the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis.

Bermuda: Party Over People?

A Bermudian government senator declares his unequivocal support for the party's leader, causing Politics.bm to exclaim: “I could never say that my loyalty to any organisation, whether political or not,...

Cambodia: Unofficial election results

Monivong Boulevard posts the unofficial election results in Cambodia.

Haiti: Quest for Freedom

The Haitian Blogger publishes an article from the Haiti Action Committee Website that “expresses…the aspirations of many Haitian activists who are endeavoring to see Haiti regain its sovereignty and ability...

Cambodia: Manipulated election results?

Vuthanews reports that opposition parties in Cambodia are calling on the international community to reject the weekend election results claiming they were manipulated and rigged. Khmer Nationality writes about election...

Morocco: Analyzing Obama

Moroccan expat Ibn Kafka [fr] remarks on which Muslims U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama will have his photograph taken with.

Mongolia: In the Wake of Parliamentary Crisis

Bilguun reports that 16 Democratic Party members stuck to their promise to boycott the new Parliament and submitted a written notice to the President.

Hong Kong: Pan Democrats’ Internal Battle

Wongonyin predicts that the coming legislative council election would become an internal battle within pan democratic clan.

Ecuador: New Constitution Ready For Vote in Referendum

A draft proposal for the new Constitution in Ecuador is ready for approval by a nationwide referendum to be held in September. However, reports of a Constituent Assembly under pressure,...

Cambodia: Election day

Today is election day in Cambodia. Workers got a 72-hour break in order to vote in the provinces. Motorcycle diaries and John Vink posted election-related photos.

Ukraine: Manoeuvres for Presidential Power

Foreign Notes comments on allegations on the Ukrainian presidential website that Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko is conspiring with Party of Regions's chairman Viktor Yanukovich to succeed Viktor Yushchenko as President...

Zimbabwe: On the soaring inflation

Zimbabwe, that was once one of the richest countries in Africa, at present finds itself falling into economic chaos with inflation reaching record levels, and with zeroes being regularly added...

Barbados, Anguilla: Integrity Legislation

“One of the major complaints against the new David Thompson administration in Barbados has been that, although it won power mainly by promising to do something about the entrenched corruption...

Cuba: July 26

Raul Castro is scheduled to address his fellow Cubans this weekend and speculation is rife about what he might say. Child of the Revolution: “I hope Castro II announces for...

Afghanistan: Yesterday’s friend Today’s enemy

The Rumi reports that the Afghanistan Attorney General dismissed on July 16, by President Karzai after he announced intending to run for presidency election of next year.

Russia: OSCE Election Observers Accused of Espionage

Da Rússia (SPA) comments on the claims by a member or Russia's Central Election Commission that OSCE election observers are Western spies.

Palestine: Left behind by Obama

As US presidential hopeful Barack Obama wraps up a tour of Israel and Palestine, newspaper headlines all over the world are fixated on the Senator's attention to Israel...and lack of...

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