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· August, 2008

Stories about Elections from August, 2008

Ecuador: Abortion a Controversial Topic in New Constitution

In a deeply religious country like Ecuador, the topic of a woman's right to choose an abortion is of concern and may determine some voters' decision in the upcoming Constitutional...

Bangladesh: Palin and the US

Mash writes on the Sarah Palin being chosen as the running mate for McCain and feels that something doesn't quite fit.

Zambia: A costly constitutional blunder

Cho identifies a costly constitutional blunder in Zambia: “A simple requirement in the constitution to have a presidential running mate would have saved Zambia (and its donor partners) a staggering...

Zimbabwe: Dirty Politics

Dirty, dirty politics in Zimbabwe: The MDC has unearthed a plot by the Attorney General’s office and members of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) to secure convictions against MDC MPs...

Iran: Muslim Bloggers and election

The Muslim Bloggers Association, a very dynamic group of Islamist bloggers in Iran announced[Fa] that five members of its central committee were elected. You can watch several photos of their...

Bangladesh: Obama and America

Mash reacts to Obama's speech and his nomination as the Presidential candidate.

Barbados: Obama's Speech

Barbados Underground says that Barack Obama “delivered a high impact speech” at the Democratic National Convention, while Bajan Global Report refers to a story that claims Barbados’ Prime Minister “is…the...

Brazil: I want to live in Second Life

Wanderley Filho [pt] compares, ironically, Brazilian politicians achievements to life on Second Life: a parallel world. “The election air time on TV is a balm to comfort those citizens who...

Angola: Media shut up – again?

Eugénio Costa Almeida [pt] is again puzzled by the disappearence of another news portal in Angola, Correio Digital, which displays a “temporarily suspended” error: “What is going on? And this...

Zimbabwe: A new day for parliament?

Ethan discusses the latest political events in Zimbabwe, “Once you’ve thrown an election, the preferred next step is to return matters to normalcy, dissipating the anger of those who opposed...

Zambia: Zambia's Kingmakers

Following the death of Zambian President, Levy Mwanawasa, Zambian Economist produces a list of kingmakers in the country.

Hong Kong: Election Poll

ESWN writes an article discussing about the potential errors in the legco election polls.

Angola: The president's birthday party or an election stunt?

Edmundo Galiza Matos [pt] comments on the Angola President José Eduardo dos Santos’ 66th birthday party this Sunday 31th, which according to the blogger is just an election stunt. “Two...

Hong Kong: Long Hair

Both Sin bin and DM said that they would vote for Long Hair in the coming Legco election.

Anwar Ibrahim back in Parliament

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim will become Member of Parliament again after winning in a recent election. No Kacau, Don't Kacau sees a better political landscape for Malaysia.

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Michelle Did Well

Trinidadian blogger Afrobella is a “great admirer of Michelle Obama” and thinks she nailed her speech at the Democratic National Convention, calling it “poignant and resonant”.

Brazil: An Olympic balance

For a country whose best record was its 15th place in Athens last time, Brazil's 23th medal table position in the Beijing Olympics, with only 3 gold medals was not...

Brazil: Funny videos educate people about voting

Leonardo Fontes [pt] is having fun creativity of the lastest TV campaigns in Brazil to raise awareness about the importance of voting. “I can't remember having seen such a good...

Angola: Election campaing is still lukewarm

Two weeks for Angolans to vote, there are “small incidents, fortunately most of them only verbal [incidents], to try to heat up an otherwise lukewarm campaigning that seems to be...

Georgia: McCain Benefits?

Nazarian says that the real winner in the war between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia might be U.S. presidential candidate John McCain. The blogger also believes a new Cold...

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