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· December, 2009

Stories about Elections from December, 2009

South Asia: Looking Back At 2009

The year 2009 is ending and its time to retrospect how the year has been for the South Asian region. In a two-part review we will look back at some...

Caribbean: 2009 Regional Roundup

As Global Voices celebrates its fifth anniversary, the occasion has given us all an opportunity to reflect on why we do what we do and how our work makes a...

Ukraine: Election and Freedom of Speech

Foreign Notes writes about the upcoming presidential election in Ukraine and the impact that its outcome may have on the freedom of speech: “It must be dispiriting for journalists to...

Trinidad & Tobago: 500

Trinidadian bloggers comment on the country's record murder rate – Jumbie's Watch: “The message is clear. We’re screwed.” B.C. Pires: “Not even when Mr Manning and Mr Panday achieve Trinidad's...

Uzbekistan: People are indifferent towards elections

Musafirbek writes that two online surveys, held by loyal to the Uzbek government news agency, reveal that people are not interested in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Romania: Hungarian Minority Politics

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the Hungarian minority politics of the recent presidential election in Romania.

El Salvador: Images from the Campaign for External Vote

The blog Salvadoreños en el Mundo [es] collects images of the campaign to allow citizens of El Salvador the right to vote abroad.

Sri Lanka: The Mouthpiece Of The Ruling Party

A Voice In Colombo criticizes two state owned TV channels for being biased to the “governing party” and discusses how it can affect the upcoming presidential elections in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Lesser Of Evils

The campaigns for the election in Sri Lanka are gearing up and Serendipity suggests to root for the leader, who has more experience in life rather than politics and who...

Uganda: Will there be violence in 2011 elections?

Great Lakes Peace and Security discusses concerns about election violence in the 2011 elections in Uganda.

Dominica: Election Results

“The election results are in and the Dominica Labour Party…has won a third consecutive term in office”: Repeating Islands has details.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Political Climate

Discuss SVG shares her take on the island's political situation: “I believe this is how our leaders want us to feel…powerless so they can be strengthened…”

Chile: Presidential Election Runoff Scheduled for January

In Chile, a runoff election is scheduled for January 17, 2010 between the candidates Sebastián Piñera and Eduardo Frei and may mark the end of the 2 decade-long rule of...

Chile: Vote for Chileans Abroad

Centros Chilenos [es] released a statement calling for right to vote for those Chileans living abroad.

Haiti: Marching for Aristide

Repeating Islands reports that “supporters of former Haitian President and liberation theologian Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched through Port-au-Prince…this week calling for his return from exile and protesting his [Fanmi Lavalas] party’s...

Philippines: Poll body rejects election bid of “immoral” LGBT group

For promoting same sex relationship which is contrary to religious beliefs, the Philippine poll body has rejected the petition of an LGBT group to be recognized as a party that...

Sri Lanka: Visualizing a Presidential Election

Sanjana Hattotuwa at Groundviews shows how the use of information visualization can help voters easily grasp key ideas & messages in campaign speeches, promises and individual manifestos  of the leading...

Chile: Leading Candidates for Presidential Elections

On the road to Chile's presidential election on January 2010, four candidates lead the first round of voting on December 13: Alliance for Change's Sebastián Piñera, Concertación's Eduardo Frei, independent...

Chile: Social Networking on Presidential Campaign

An interesting summary of Sebastian Piñera's use of social networking [es] to support his current presidential candidacy for Chile (with information up to September 2009) can be found on the...

Uganda: Can election violence in Uganda be prevented?

Can election violence in Uganda be prevented?: “New human rights watch report on election violence in Uganda and how it should be prevented is out. I will update this post...

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