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· March, 2010

Stories about Elections from March, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: On Corruption

“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...

Sri Lanka: On April 2010 Parliamentary Elections

Devanesan Nesiah at Groundviews opines that the April 2010 Parliamentary Elections in Sri Lanka will be an opportunity for the voters in the North and East to engage themselves in...

Bolivia: April 4th Regional Elections

Miguel Centellas of the blog Pronto* previews Bolivia's municipal and departmental elections scheduled for April 4, 2010.

Bermuda: Political Power

Politically, says 21 Square, “Bermuda is on the verge of either destruction or greatness.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Money Done

“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...

Philippines: Online Campaigning

Radulce blogs about online campaigning in the Philippines in the context of the 2010 Presidential Elections.

Martinique: Election, tension and abstention

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...

Martinique, French Guiana: Murder & Politics

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...

Iraq: Seven Years On

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...

Belarus: Blogger Attempts to Run Internet Election Campaign

Information Policy writes about a Belarusian blogger's failed attempt to run for Minsk city council, the use of internet in his campaign – and the new internet regulations that might...

UK: Foreign Office on Ukraine and Belarus

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)...

Ukraine: Differing views of the Orange revolution

The Ivanov Report presents a very critical comment on an essay about the Orange revolution by Keith Gessen in The New Yorker.

Russia: Results of regional elections

Gabriela Ionita of Power&Politics World analyses the results on Russia's recent regional elections and its effects on the country's politics.

Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-Everything

KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall asks himself, “Are we Trinis more likely to be *against* something than *for* the opposite?”

Colombia: Results from March 14 Elections

On Sunday March 14, Colombians went to the polls to elect legislative representatives. It was also viewed as a barometer of what could happen in the May 30 presidential elections.

Trinidad & Tobago: Untouchable?

Trinidadian bloggers discuss the Prime Minister's behaviour during a recent “walkabout”.

Colombia: Confusing Ballots on Election Day

During the Colombian elections held on March 14, one complaint became common: the ballots were confusing because of its format, which frustrated many voters.

Timor Police Ninja Operation

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...

Colombian: March 13 Elections

Sebastian Chaskel of the Americas Quarterly Blog provides his thoughts on how Colombians will vote in the March 13th legislative elections.

Year After Coup, Madagascar's Leaders Face Sanctions

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....

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