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· March, 2010

Stories about Elections from March, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: On Corruption

31 March 2010

“On the day the Uff Report was submitted to a happy looking President, the Prime Minister suddenly realized the people needed more hospitals and Summits”: This Beach Called Life takes a tongue-in-cheek look at Trinidad and Tobago's political landscape.

Trinidad & Tobago: Money Done

25 March 2010

“I yawned last night when the news on all local TV stations reported that the police, famous for being loyal to our incorruptible leader, raided UDeCOTT offices, Sunway International’s offices and the home of Calder Hart, possibly looking for remnants of The Treasury”: This Beach Called Life says that Trinidad...

Martinique: Election, tension and abstention

20 March 2010

On Sunday March 14th, all French citizens including those in the four French overseas departments were asked to vote for the regional elections... but two major elections in a three-month period may have been too much for the 55.55% of Martinican voters who decided to stay home and not vote.

Martinique, French Guiana: Murder & Politics

20 March 2010

Martinican blogger Bel Balawou posts [Fr] an homage to the late policeman (from French Guiana) who was killed in the line of duty by an ETA Basque terrorist in the suburbs of Paris, last week. This murder happened between the two rounds of the French regional elections, causing more political...

Iraq: Seven Years On

20 March 2010

With the recent elections still fresh in the news it is all too easy to forget that the anniversary of the start of the war is this week. But this will not pass some bloggers. And, the latest results show that the election on 7th March is still too close to call. In the mean time, I have some speculation from the Iraqi blogs.

UK: Foreign Office on Ukraine and Belarus

19 March 2010

Leigh Turner, UK Ambassador to Ukraine, writes about London's “intense interest in what's going on in Ukraine.” Belarus Digest reports that UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband (whose blog is here) “singled out Belarus in his introduction to the Foreign Office’s Annual Report on Human Rights 2009.”

Timor Police Ninja Operation

15 March 2010

There has been much ado about "ninjas" in Timor-Leste recently. The police ordered a crackdown against these criminal "ninja" groups but some suggest that the matter is being overblown and is a political game.

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Year After Coup, Madagascar's Leaders Face Sanctions

14 March 2010

On the anniversary of last year's coup d'etat, the international community is set to impose sanctions on the current leaders of Madagascar for failing to respect the resolutions of Maputo. These sanctions would result in a freeze of financial assets and possible arrest if they travel outside Madagascar.

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