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· February, 2009

Stories about Elections from February, 2009

Armenia: 1 March Anniversary

Dispatches from Armenia comments on tomorrow's first anniversary of the post-election clashes which left eight opposition supporters and two policemen dead. The blog calls the incident a slaughter at the...

Armenia: 1 March post-election clash anniversary

As the opposition prepares to mark the 1 March post-election clashes which left at least 10 dead, The Armenian Observer says tensions are increasing in the capital, Yerevan. Meanwhile, writing...

Iraq: Predications and Politics

Iraqi Arab Woman Blues discusses ‘predictions’ she had made about the political situation in her country and others in the region – and how they proved to be correct.

Ukraine: Politics on Twitter

Ukrainian president Victor Yushchenko has an official Twitter account; his tweets mirror daily schedule announcements and latest news items that are featured on the official website as well. There is...

Israel: Election Shehanigans

JoeSettler discusses what he describes as Israeli “election shenanigans” in this post.

Angola: Presidential elections postponed?

As of the end of February 2009, there is still no schedule for the presidential elections in Angola, which were due this year. The main priority for the MPLA, the...

Algeria: Elections Forecast

“The April elections in Algeria will lead almost certainly to one result: The re-election of Abdelaziz Bouteflika. While some hailed the 2004 elections as either a step forward or a...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Change? Really?

“He has taken several steps back from the openness he once showed, the willingness to talk to anyone without preconditions. He proposes to send 17,000 more troops into Afghanistan…dampening down...

Caribbean, USA: Where in the World is Allen Stanford?

It's one thing for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to lay fraud charges against Texas billionaire-cum-Caribbean cricket magnate Allen Stanford - but first, authorities have to find him. As...

Aruba: Putting on the Ritz-Carlton?

The Ritz-Carlton hotel chain is apparently in Aruba to stay, causing Lost in Smallness to exclaim: “Does the government realize that this will put extra pressure on our infrastructure? Oh...

Caribbean, USA: Stanford Charged with Fraud

Fresh on the heels of the latest regional financial meltdown comes another: news that U.S. billionaire Allen Stanford has been slapped with charges for investment fraud - more than 8...

Caribbean: Economic Effects

Keith in Trinidad says that “it is troubling that we seem so oblivious to the meltdown that's occurring” in Martinique and Guadeloupe, while Living Guyana cites the many examples of...

Costa Rica: Epsy Campbell Seeks Nomination

Epsy Campbell announced her intention to seek the nomination of her political party Partido Acción Ciudadana for the Costa Rican presidential elections and Marco Blanco of ¡Que Clío nos guarde!...

Serbia: The Parliament

Belgraded describes how the Serbian parliament has been working this past month: “It all started when the national TV said that it won’t broadcast the sessions because they had to...

Estonia: “Consolidation” of Tallinn

AnTyx writes about Tallinn mayor's campaign to get rid of the city's boroughs: “Ostensibly this is beneficial to the mayor's Centrist Party, and should allow them to keep control of...

Jamaica, Antigua: Pre-Election Violence

Jamaica's YardFlex.com reports on the “increasingly violent” pre-elections atmosphere in Antigua.

Armenia-Azerbaijan: High-profile assassinations

On 3 February, less than a month before the first anniversary of post-election violence in Yerevan, an Armenian Deputy Police Chief was gunned down. Eight days later, and five weeks...

Panama: Safe Child Care While Parents Work

Having an adequate and safe child care while the parents work is an important campaign issue for the upcoming elections in Panama writes Tu Politica [es].

Venezuela: Live Coverage of Referendum

No Suma Cero [es] has coverage of the February 15th Venezuelan Referendum using the Cover It Live tool.

Jamaica: All That Glitters

Homophobic statements from a member of the Jamaica Prime Minister's cabinet prompts Abeng News Magazine‘s Kadene Porter to say: “The abundance of divisive nonsense-statements that he and his band of...

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