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· October, 2009

Stories about Elections from October, 2009

Ukraine: Swine Flu (and Some Election Politics)

On Oct. 30, after a few days of alarming reports on an outbreak of respiratory illness in western Ukraine, the first swine flu-related death was confirmed, and PM Tymoshenko ordered...

Russia: “Twitter Against Tyrants”

Oleg Kozlovsky links to and quotes from the text of a briefing held by US Helsinki Commission/Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, which included “a few recent examples of...

Egypt: The top 10 most influential people

Gamal Mubarak, son of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak -- who is expected to succeed his father -- was among the 2009 TIME 100 Finalists. Egyptian bloggers have their say in...

Uruguay: Two Plebiscites Fail to Pass

On the same day as the Presidential elections in Uruguay, voters did not pass two plebiscites that would have given Uruguayans abroad the right to vote and the annulment of...

Barbados: Party Leader

“We have had some exciting days in Barbadian national politics”: Living in Barbados blogs about the power struggle in the opposition BLP party.

Martinique: Debating over the statutory change

Martinican MontrayKreyol discusses the popular debates [Fr] over the change of institutional status of Martinique as a French overseas department.

Mozambique: Expectations toward the '09 elections

For the first time, Mozambique simultaneously hosts presidential, legislative and provincial parliament elections, the latter are the first in the history of the country.

Uruguay: Presidential Election Heads for Runoff

The Uruguayan President election is heading to a runoff to take place on November 29, as no candidate reached the needed 50% + 1 mark during the first round held...

Morocco: A (Fake) Interview with Ben Ali

Moroccan blogger Al Miraat posts a (fake) interview conducted with Tunisian president Ben Ali.

Myanmar: PM Said Electoral Law Coming “Very Soon”

The Irrawaddy reported that Myanmar Prime Minister said that his government would soon announce an electoral law for 2010 Elections.

Tunisia elections: Fairness and Impartiality !!?

Tunisian President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali won a fifth term with 89.62 per cent of the over all votes. His party, the Democratic Constitutional Rally won 161 out of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Politics & Race

“When it comes to race in politics, Trinidad and Tobago has a colourful past”: Taran Rampersad thinks it's time for a change.

Afghanistan: Who will benefit from re-vote?

Nick Fielding assumes that no-one except the insurgents would benefit from the re-run of presidential elections, because the whole election process is now mired by corruption allegations.

Uruguay: Following Tabaré Vásquez

Uruguay's election is scheduled for October 25 and Juan Cruz Díaz of Americas Quarterly [es] wonders who will lead the country after outgoing President Tabaré Vásquez, who Díaz writes “was...

Thailand: Local elections

Andy links to two blog posts which provide commentaries on local elections in Thailand. The first post highlights the prevalence of vote buying in communities while the other post sees...

India: Maharashtra Assembly Election Results

Offstumped site for Assembly Elections 2009 is live blogging the results of the Maharashtra Assembly Election in India.

Namibia: Introducing Namibia election bloggers

Namibia will hold presidential and national assembly elections on 27 and 28 November 2009. A number of Namibian journalists will use blogs to report and monitor the elections. We are...

Russia, Ukraine: A Georgian Politician's View

Window on Eurasia highlights a Georgian politician's view on the relations between Russia and Ukraine.

Russia: More on the Recent Election

A discussion of last Sunday's local elections in Russia – at Sean's Russia Blog.

Ukraine: Child Rape and Politics

Ukrainiana reports on a controversial child molestation case, the details of which were leaked right before the official start of the presidential election campaign: “How much of this accounts for...

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