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· February, 2010

Stories about Elections from February, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: New Opposition Leader

  26 February 2010

“Kamla Persad-Bissessar will take her seat today in the Red House in Port-of-Spain as Trinidad & Tobago’s first female Oppostion Leader”: Islandista and Trinidad and Tobago News Blog weigh in.

Singapore: New voters

  20 February 2010

Seelan wonders whether Singapore's new citizens will vote for the administration or opposition party.

Belarus, Ukraine: Yanukovych from Yanuki

  20 February 2010

Belarus Digest writes about the “Belarusian roots” of Victor Yanukovych, the winner of Ukraine's presidential election, and about the Belarusian village of Yanuki, the birthplace of Yanukovych's father: “Currently there are only two families live in Yanuki. Both of them are Yanukovichs.”

Anguilla: Elections Results

  17 February 2010

Corruption-free Anguilla reflects on the country's recent elections: “I am happy with the election results. I have no doubt that the Anguillian electorate has spoken loudly and clearly.”

Colombia: Slogans During Election Season

  17 February 2010

With the upcoming legislative elections in Colombia set for March 14, 2010, campaign signs and other ads are showing up across Colombia. Juan David Escobar of the blog Reticente [es] took out his camera to capture some of the slogans that are being used in the ads.

Citizen Video wins George Polk Journalism Award

  16 February 2010

The citizen video recording the death of Neda, an Iranian woman during the presidential election protests in Iran has won the George Polk Award in Journalism. This amateur and anonymous video spread throughout the world and became a symbol of the Iranian Resistance and citizen journalism.

Haiti: Aristide as an Ally

  11 February 2010

The Haitian Blogger reports that some Fanmi Lavalas members have asked President Preval to allow Aristide to return and to be an ally in the rebuilding of Haiti, calling the move “a good opportunity to address the question of regime change in Haiti and the US and UN involvement in...

Ukraine: Post-Election Update

  11 February 2010

Ukrainiana reports that while PM Yulia Tymoshenko “remains incommunicado,” fans of her opponent Victor Yanukovych are staging “a hardcore parody of the Orange Revolution” in front of the Central Election Commission building (a related YouTube video of a TV news story (UKR) is included).

Ukraine: “Back to the Past?”

  11 February 2010

Leopolis writes on the Ukrainian election and reactions in the West and in Ukraine. Here's what some of the latter sound like: “This election was the choice between the whorehouse (bardak) and the prison (zona). Of cholera and swine flu. Better to stand in place than take five steps backward....

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