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· June, 2010

Stories about Elections from June, 2010

Japan: Voice tweets override election rule

Akky Akimoto from Asiajin points out that incumbent upper house member Kenzo Fujisue tried to avoid the violation of upper house election rule in Japan by posting url of voice...

Thailand: Red Shirt leader to run for parliamentary seat

Korkaew Pikulthong, detained Red Shirt leader in Thailand, is running for a parliamentary seat. The Red Shirts are anti-government protesters who paralyzed several parts of Bangkok for two months this...

Hungary: Pál Schmitt, a Presidential Nominee

Hungarian Spectrum writes (here and here) about Pál Schmitt, the current speaker of the National Assembly and a nominee for the Hungarian presidency.

Hungary, Slovakia: “Since the Slovak Elections”

Hungarian Spectrum posts an update on the Hungarian-Slovak relations.

Guinea: Live Reporting an Historical Election

Guinea Elections contributors have been live tweeting the Guinean presidential election of June 27, 2010 [fr]. As shown on this photo, the ballot count has already started [fr].

Poland: “Still Divided”

Raf Uzar summarizes the results of the first round of Poland's presidential election and concludes: “What is really thought-provoking is the fact that after centuries of turmoil and upheaval, Poland...

Kyrgyzstan: Constitutional Referendum, Pro et contra

Ekaterina writes [ru] (and Andrei translates) a analysis of the situation around constitutional referendum in Kyrgyzstan, which is expected to bring more legitimacy to the Interim Government.

Afghanistan: Parliamentary elections in the unstable country

Nasim Fekrat writes that out of the Afghanistan’s 364 election districts, only 11 are stable as the parliamentary elections scheduled for September 18 are nearing. The fact questions the vote's...

Egypt: And the First Arabic Domain goes to … President Mubarak

Egyptian President, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak registered the first Arabic domain in Egypt: مبارك.مصر . In her post, Zeinobia expects that Mubarak.Misr would be the official Mubarak 2011 campaign website.

Poland: Initial Microblog Coverage of the Presidential Elections

Both on Twitter and on its Polish mirror service, Blip.pl, people are sharing their thoughts about today's presidential election in Poland.

Philippines: Report on 2010 elections

The People's International Observers Mission 2010 published its findings and observations on the recently concluded presidential elections in the Philippines

Guinea: Presidential Election 2010 on Twitter

Guinea's general election is taking place on Sunday 27th of June 2010 to elect a president. For election news, follow Guinea Elections 2010 on Twitter (Fr).

Bermuda: Free & Fair

“The Parliamentary Registrar estimates that 2,000 Bermudian voters are registered in the incorrect constituency”: Vexed Bermoothes thinks the figure is alarming, noting that “inaccurate voter rolls lead to inaccurate elections.”

Bangladesh: Turnaround In Mayor Election

Shada Kalo analyzes the reasons for the surprise win of the BNP supported Monzur Alam over the Awami League candidate ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury in the Chittagong City Corporation mayor election.

Critical Election Year Across French Speaking Africa

2010 is a busy election year for francophone Africa but the political progress has been disappointing. Here is a review of how bloggers have reacted to the electoral proceedings so far:

Bangladesh: First Digital Voting System

GuruMia.com informs that digital voting system is being introduced in Bangladesh for the first time in the Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) polls.

Guinea: Alliance Guinea, a Citizen Reporting Project to Monitor Upcoming Elections

Alliance Guinea is a new citizen reporting project that will monitor the upcoming Guinean Elections in two weeks [fr]. The website will use the Ushahidi platform to aggregate reports and...

Rwanda, Burundi: What to Make of Grenades Explosions

Jina Moore tries to sort out the causes of the sudden flurry of grenades attacks in Kigali, Rwanda and Bujumbura, Burundi. Moore also reports that opposition in Burundi has claimed...

Iraq: A Series of Explosions

Iraqi Pundit comments on the series of explosions that rocked Baghdad yesterday. “Whoever attacked wanted to remind us they're still around,” he remarks.

Colombia: Twitter and Facebook Users Report Possible Election Fraud

Twitter and Facebook were buzzing with images of discrepancies between the forms where votes were manually counted and the reported results for the past Presidential elections. These differences affected the...

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