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· April, 2009

Stories about Elections from April, 2009

Cayman Islands: Same Old

“This election has the potential to again be nothing more than ousting current politicians who do very little and replacing them with politicians who are entirely incapable of bringing their...

India: Not On The Voter List

“There are many I know who won’t be able to vote because their name is not on the electoral rolls”, wrote Rajesh Jain in his blog. Later during the day...

India: The Maoists-Naxalites And The Threat To Democracy

On 16th of April, 2009, just as the Indian elections began, the Maoists attacked police and poll booths in Latehar district of the eastern state of Jharkhand in India. Words...

Kyrgyzstan: Elections and Ethnic Tensions

Elena tells who will be the single presidential candidate from the opposition in Kyrgyzstan and reports on the inter-ethnic conflict in the country.

The Conflict In Sri Lanka And The Indian Elections

Madhu at Indian Election 2009 blog comments: “Tamil Nadu elections have been hijacked by the conflict in Sri lanka, all the political parties raise this issue and only this issue.”...

Ecuador: President Correa Wins Reelection

With the majority of votes counted, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa appears to be headed towards re-election without the necessity of a run-off. His party, PAIS Alliance, also captured the majority...

India: Showing The Middle Finger

Über Desi reports that according to “a new ruling by The Election Commission of India, voting officials in certain polling stations are now marking middle fingers with the purple ink,...

India: A Peek Into The Young Voters

Kamla Bhatt profiles an young voter from Trivandrum, Kerala to understand who the young voters of the Indian elections 2009 are and what are their issues.

India: Analysis Of Elections 2009 – Phase 2

Offstumped Campaign for Elections 2009 provides an analysis of the second phase of the Indian elections 2009.

Indian Elections 2009: God and Country

The ongoing elections in India have exposed deep fractures in the country's religious landscape. Blogs are buzzing with allegations and counter allegations of religious persecutions in the land where you can...

Russia: Sochi Election

Sean's Russia Blog writes about the results of the Sochi mayoral election.

Sri Lanka: Provincial Council Election Results

Lanka Libertarian posts updates of the results of the elections of the Western Provincial Council in Sri Lanka.

India: Why Vote For Congress?

Harini Calamur at the Point Of View gives logic why she is voting for the Congress Party in the Indian Elections 2009.

South Africa: Why I miss South Africa

Rod explains why he misses South Africa: As I watch the electoral process unfold in SA from China I feel proud of my country. My heart jolted as I wrote...

Indian Elections '09: On the Black Money trail

Black money stashed away in overseas tax havens/secret Swiss bank accounts - is not a new topic in India. However, the very same topic is generating quite a bit of...

South Africa: ANC and Democratic Alliance 2004 versus 2009

Michael Trapido compares the results of the African National Congress (ANC) and Democratic Alliance (DA) in the 2009 election with those that they achieved in 2004.

South Africa: ANC's psychological blow

The mighty ANC was on Saturday given a psychological blow when the final election results confirmed that it had lost its two-thirds majority, notes South African blogger Joe Social.

Kenya: If only we had free and fair election like South Africa

Kenyan blogger writes about South Africa's elections: First I must say Congratulations! to our brothers and sisters in South Africa for electing their new President Mr. Jacob Zuma in a...

South Africa: Newspaper makes wrong results call

A South African newspaper makes a wrong results call: While clearly nowhere near as disastrous as that, I was amused this morning to find that the Weekender newspaper dated 25...

Russia: Sochi Mayoral Election

James writes this about the mayoral election in Sochi at Robert Amsterdam's blog: “It can be tough work to continue coming up with new ways to fake the democratic process...

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