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· May, 2010

Stories about Elections from May, 2010

Georgia: Election reporting in ethnic Azeri region

Writing on Eyes on Georgia, and also tweeting at @AliResh, Azerbaijani journalism student Resh Ali posts a brief account of voting in a largely ethnic Azeri-populated region of Georgia in...

Georgia: Online local election mapping

Transparency International Georgia, the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy, the Georgian Young Lawyers Association, the National Democratic Institute and the Caucasus Resource Research Center have set up an...

Colombia: Tweeting the May 30 Presidential Elections

Twitter activity about the May 30 Colombian Presidential elections is at an all-time high. Topics include the missteps by some of the candidates, their performance in the debates, as well...

Guinea : Waiting for Presidential Elections

Hope mixed with anxiety reign in Guinea with the presidential elections to be held on June 27, 2010. These elections are the first free elections in Guinea since its independence....

Lebanon: Elections Vs Football

What's overshadowing the Lebanese municipal elections? Free Thinking Lebanon blames football for stealing its thunder.

[Report] Technology for Transparency

This report is the culmination of four months of research examining the objectives, challenges, successes, and effects of online technology projects that aim to promote transparency, political accountability, and civic...

Trinidad & Tobago: Offering Advice

Raymond Ramcharitar has some advice for the People's National Movement, the political party that now moves from government into opposition.

Colombia: Presidential Election and Campaigning in Citizen Media

The Colombian Presidential election is scheduled for May 30, in which Juan Manuel Santos and Antanas Mockus are considered the frontrunners. The contest is actively being discussed in citizen media...

Ethiopia: EU monitors release preliminary findings

David posts the executive summary of the preliminary statement of the European Union Election Observation Mission, which observed the 23 May 2010 elections to the House of Peoples’ Representatives and...

Trinidad and Tobago: Election Landslide

After a snap election ends the rule of Prime Minister Patrick Manning, Trinidadian bloggers react to the new People's Partnership coalition government, led by the country's first female prime minister.

Jamaica: Citizen Media Follows the Standoff

A study in extremes is perhaps how the last 24 hours in the Caribbean region could be adequately described: As Trinidad and Tobago peacefully went to the polls and elected...

Trinidad & Tobago: Election Graffiti

Copy Book Page posts photos of Trinidad and Tobago's election graffiti, adding: “Apparently Graffiti is only legal and accepted around election time.”

Trinidad & Tobago: People's Party Position

Afra Raymond thinks that in the context of today's national elections, “with the distinct probability of a victory by the united PP…it is timely to consider the way in which...

Trinidad & Tobago: Ways of Voting

“YOU COULD vote based on race…You can vote about party and not people…You can vote people…You could vote issues…”, all of which, says Tattoo, “leads us to another method of...

Kyrgyzstan: Contemplating a shift to parliamentary republic

Mirajidin Arynov critically analyzes the prospects of creation of a parliamentary republic in Kyrgyzstan, an idea initiated by country's Interim Government.

USA: Recessions better for right than left?

American journalist Doug Henwood argues that the political right does better than the left in elections during recession periods in his blog Left Business Observer.

Trinidad & Tobago: Changing the Mindset

Barbados-based B.C. Pires says that “nothing good…can emerge in the long run” from Trinidad and Tobago's upcoming elections: “Trinidad's whole problem is that it thinks only in the short term,...

Trinidad & Tobago: On the Issues

Know TnT.com blogs about “four issues arising on the campaign trail this year.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Right & Wrong

“Clearly something has gone terribly wrong. Who are these people who feel they can just start lecturing us on how to live our lives? We pay THEM. They should be...

Egypt: Ask and ElBaradei Will Answer

In the Presidential succession race, and after Gamal Mubarak's Sharek Initiative, Ayman Nour's Facebook activism, Omar Soliman's blog, now you can Ask ElBaradei. From May 17 to 26, you will be...

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