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· September, 2009

Stories about Elections from September, 2009

24 September 2009

Egypt: Blogging Farouk Hosni's Defeat

Egypt's Culture Minister Farouk Hosni has kept bloggers busy over the previous few days. His failed bid to secure a seat at the helm of UNESCO has polarised the blogosphere,...

23 September 2009

Brazil: Has a free Internet really appeared on the electoral scene?

With the new electoral reform in Brazil, the individual Internet user is now obliged to behave as a media entrepreneur, unable to analyse candidates' positions and losing the right to...

22 September 2009

Gabon: Opposition Continues to Fight Election Result

Gabon's political opposition present a united front against the August election results, which handed the son of former dictator Omar Bongo the presidency. Politicians and citizens alike speak out against...

Egypt: Will Farouk Hosni be Unesco's Next Director General ?

Egypt's culture minister Farouk Hosny is vying for Unesco's top post. Marwa Rakha sums up the reactions of bloggers towards this nomination and the election process.

15 September 2009

Egypt: A Coptic Presidential Candidate?

A Copt has stated his intent to run for elections for Egypt's top post in the 2011 presidential race. Lawyer Mamdouh Ramzy, a member of the Constitutional Party, is venturing...

14 September 2009

Uruguay: Election Season Underway

Uruguay is currently in the middle of a busy election season. With internal elections completed, the entire country is focused on the Presidential election scheduled for October 25 and which...

12 September 2009

Chile: Presidential Candidate Sebastian Piñera and his “Digital Revolution”

Japan: Suggestions to LDP

Françafrique casts shadow in Gabon, Madagascar, and Mauritania

Recent violence in Gabon and Madagascar, and a contested election in Mauritania, have added fuel to the idea that France 's influence looms large in the political arenas of her...

4 September 2009

China and Japan: Chinese people's reaction to the Japanese general election

The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) won the August 30th general election by landslide victory, bringing an end to more than 50 years of almost continuous rule by the Liberal...

3 September 2009

Commonwealth suspends Fiji

The Commonwealth of Nations has suspended Fiji from the 53-nation body for failing to hold elections by October 2010

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