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· September, 2010

Stories about Elections from September, 2010

Nepal: Political Gridlock Continues

Today Nepal failed its ninth bid to elect a new prime minister. Anup Kaphle, for the Pulitzer Center on crisis reporting, notes the consequences of this political gridlock.

India: A Plebiscite In Kashmir

Raja Basu at Potpourri gives logic why the question of a plebiscite should not arise for deciding the fate of Kashmir.

Haiti, Dominican Republic: The Presence of DR Troops

Wadner Pierre says that “the decision of the Dominican government to send troops in Haiti proved the participation of the Dominican government in destabilizing Haiti peace”.

Belarus: Opposition and the Presidential Election

Andrei Khrapavitski posts a note on the Belarusian opposition and the upcoming presidential election.

Tanzania: The Party That Gagged Itself

Elsie writes about election campaigns in Tanzania: “A couple of weeks ago CCM forbade its candidates from participating in political debates. This blanket ban covers presidential, parliamentary and local government...

Slovenia: Ljubljana City Council Election

Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about the upcoming election to the Ljubljana city council (an earlier post on the mayoral race is here).

Guyana: Leadership Style

“Envisage a country vibrant in idea exchanges and energetic businesses unafraid of political repercussions”: The Guyana Groove says that her homeland “could be a fully vibrant and thriving nation, but...

Nepal: The Political Stalemate Continues

Maila Baje at Nepali Notebook writes about the ongoing political stalemate in Nepal as the eighth attempt to elect a Prime Minister had failed.

Venezuela: Blogging Throughout Legislative Elections

Daniel Duquenal blogged throughout yesterday's legislative elections, adding information as the day went by and responding to numerous comments.

Venezuela: A day in the life of an electoral worker

The Devil's Excrement shares, “A day in the life of an electoral worker in Venezuela.”

Slovenia: Elections Overview, Part 1 – “The Mayor”

Sleeping With Pengovsky posts Part 1 of the election overview, explaining in detail the upcoming vote for mayors of 208 municipalities, including the city of Ljubljana.

Azerbaijan: Journalists to visit Sweden ahead of November vote

Gulara Azimzadeh's blog reports that seven journalists from Azerbaijan will visit Stockholm to see how the media covered the 2010 elections in Sweden. The journalists were selected after a competition...

Sudan: How to Fix a Referendum

Lessons from Sudan on how to fix a referendum: “For not only has registration failed to begin (the stipulated date was July of this year), it is still not fully...

Peru: Superficial Solutions As District Elections Approach

Gabriela García Calderón shares photos [es] of a recently fixed street in the Miraflores district in Lima, coinciding with mayoral and district elections. But the images that follow prove that...

Nepal: The Nepali Congress Has A New Leader

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal informs that the 12th General Convention of the political party Nepali Congress elected Sushil Koirala as the party’s new president. Mr. Koirala beat...

Myanmar: Women Candidate Percentage in the Elections

According to a survey conducted by The Irrawaddy, less than 8 percent of the candidates running for the November 7 elections in Myanmar will be women.

Latvia: Oct. 2 Parliamentary Elections

Notes on the upcoming Oct. 2 parliamentary elections in Latvia – at All About Latvia, Baltic, and Juris Kaža's blogs (here, here, and here).

Latvia: Investigative Journalist Flees the Country

Free Speech Emergency in Latvia reported on Sept. 12: “Lato Lapsa, a controversial Latvian investigative journalist with access to hundreds of pages of documents in a criminal investigation of politician...

Nigeria: Nigeria's President Campaigns on YouTube

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is campaigning on YouTube, Solomon reports: “Another presidential aspirant, current president Goodluck Jonathan, has released a series of music videos as part of his campaign strategy....

Tanzania: Music in Tanzanian Politics

As Tanzania prepares for 2010 General Elections, Elsie blogs about innovative use of music in politics in Tanzania.

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