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· September, 2008

Stories about Elections from September, 2008

Slovenia: Election Results

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about the results of the election in Slovenia.

Belarus: The Election

Pre- and post-election insight from Belarus – at Andrei Khrapavitski's Belarusan American Blog, here and here: “Both the govt and the opposition elite cared more about the exterior, much less...

Jamaica: Power Struggle

“Portia Simpson-Miller…represents to the elite and middle class in Jamaica what Obama represents to white, bible-thumping, gun-toting mainstream America. Which is worse I wonder: To be black (socially speaking) in...

Belarus: Parliamentary elections no way to reforms

A Fistful Of Euros writes about Sunday's parliamentary elections in Belarus, where all seats were won by the Lukashenko regime, and sees little hope for change in comparison with other...

Bermuda, U.S.A.: Presidential Debates

A Bermudian's View weighs in on the first US presidential debate and says he is looking forward to the upcoming vice-presidential debates: “Given what I’ve seen of Palin…I’d say all...

Ghana: How not to use party colors

How not to use party colors in Ghana: “The Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Seth Charles Oteng, on Thursday expressed concern about the organisation of social functions...

Sudan: Returning to Sudan, US Politics and New Media

In this round up of the Sudanese blogosphere, we delve into Sudanese commentaries on Sudan, US politics, and new media. It's good to see that the blogger, Path2Hope, finally overcame...

Pakistani Bloggers on the McCain-Obama Debate

Pakistani bloggers found much to analyze in last night's televised debate between United States presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. What the US approach to Pakistan should be was...

Russophone Bloggers Discuss the U.S. Presidential Candidates

Last week, Israel-based LJ user avva asked his Russophone readers - some of whom are eligible to vote in the upcoming U.S. election - whether they supported Barack Obama or...

Ghana: Using party colors in social functions

Is it appropriate to use colors of Ghana's political parties in social functions?: “The Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Seth Charles Oteng, on Thursday expressed concern about...

Japan: 2channel on Aso UN speech

New Japanese Prime Minister Aso Taro‘s speech at the UN yesterday is all the talk on 2channel [ja], Japan's largest bulletin board. According to news reports [ja], 5 minutes into...

Barbados, Jamaica, U.S.A.: Political Issues

Living in Barbados says that the recent battle for leadership in Jamaica's opposition party proves “that the overlapping values of candidates’ religion, race, gender, class, colour, speech, perceived intelligence and...

Bermuda, U.S.A.: Political Dilemma

Bermuda has got some unwanted attention with the Obama camp's latest campaign ad, which accuses McCain of being on the side of tax-dodging Bermuda-based US companies – Breezeblog says the...

Maldives: Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's candidacy challenged

Mohamed Rasheed discusses the issue of eligibility of Maldive's longest serving president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom as a candidate in the upcoming presidential elections.

Hungary: Another Study On the “Extreme Right”

Hungarian Spectrum reviews a study of history and “prejudices” of the Hungarian “extreme right.”

Costa Rica: Daughter of Immigrant Running for State Senator

Fusil de Chispas [es] writes about Sonia Chang-Díaz, the daughter of a Costa Rican immigrant who is running for state senator in Massachusetts.

Poland, U.S.: Ancient Kings and Presidential Candidates

The beatroot muses on what's considered “politics” in the United States and Poland.

Jamaica: Post-Portia

“The whole class battle is already history and vanishes with Portia. Still, we will hear about it as long as Portia is leader of the PNP…”: Jamaica and the World...

Bangladesh: Election thoughts

Black and Gray has some apprehensions about the general election in Bangladesh scheduled on December 18 this year: “even though the government and the Election Commission have carried out some...

Indonesia: Lights, Camera, Elections!

Next April, Indonesian voters will elect new members of Parliament. Political parties are now quietly launching their election campaigns. What surprised (or disturbed) many Indonesians is the high number of...

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