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· January, 2011

Stories about Elections from January, 2011

Guatemala: The Left Unites During Election Year

Central American Politics reports that leaders from Guatemalan left-leaning parties have met with “representatives from the country's social organizations, unions, and peasant and environmental groups” to try to form a...

Africa: Has African Union become a group of jokers?

Mac-Jordan wonders why Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is included in Cote d'Ivoire's mediation?: “Instantly, I become very angry and annoyed at the decision of the African Union in appointing a...

Haiti: Candidates on Twitter

“With a measly 199 followers, @Judecelestin10's campaign seems to have underestimated Twitter as a communications tool”: kiskeacity looks at the popularity of Haitian political candidates on Twitter.

Cote d'Ivoire: Lessons for international community

Laura's thoughts and links on Cote d'Ivoire: “After a nearly two-month stand off between former President Gbagbo, who refuses to admit defeat, and newly-elected President Ouattara, who is sequestered in...

Sudan: What will be the new name for Southern Sudan?

A referendum took place in Southern Sudan from 9 January to 15 January 2011 on whether the region should remain a part of Sudan or become Africa's new independent state....

Peru: Discussing Gay Marriage During a Presidential Campaign Year

Carlos A. Quiroz discusses gay marriage in Peru in a video in his blog Peruanista [es]. Peruvians are debating equal marriage in the wake of this year's presidential elections.

Gabon: Opposition Leader Takes Oath as New President

The double presidential power struggle in Côte d'Ivoire seems to have inspired Gabon's political opposition as well. This afternoon on January 26, 2011, former Gabonese presidential election candidate André Mba...

Cote d'Ivoire: Who are the fools in Ivorian crisis?

Novis identifies “the fools” in the political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire:”The basic fact is that Ouattara's claim of victory is no less disputable as that of Gbagbo. on the other...

Bangladesh: An Analysis Of The Recent Municipal Elections

Rumi at Unheard Voice Blog provides an analysis of the recently concluded municipal poles in Bangladesh and the standings of the political parties.

D.R. of Congo: Interviews of main presidential candidates

Jason posts videos of recent interviews of main contenders in the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nigeria: Opposition party gets ready for 2011 presidential election

Chidi Opara reports that the presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Nigeria Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has appointed Mr. Yinka Odumakin as his spokesman as...

Barbados: Thompson Wins Late Husband's Seat

Barbadian bloggers report that David Thompson's widow has won the parliamentary seat left vacant by his death.

Haiti: Time for a Change

“I thought that after Duvalier left, things in Haiti were going to improve. What I never imagined was that the leaders who came after Duvalier were going to take Duvalier's...

Sudan: Southern Sudan Referendum: Africa (Dis)United?

In our latest roundup of Southern Sudan Referendum 2011, Dr. James Okuk offers his “advance billion congratulation” to the people of Southern Sudan for choosing to form a new nation...

Poland: Initial Reactions to Russian Report on Polish Air Force One Plane Crash

The Interstate Aviation Committee's report on the crash of TU-154M airplane near Smolensk on April 10, 2010, has generated an outburst of strong opinions about the validity and objectivity of...

Nigeria: Is this the death of Nigeria's monolithic north?

Is the elections in Nigeria this year the beginning of the end of Nigeria's monolithic north?: “Since 1960 when Nigeria gained independence, the North have dominated the political landscape, thus,...

D.R. of Congo: Are we prepared for elections?

Is the Democratic Republic of Congo prepared for elections this year?: “We have yet to see the new electoral commission (CENI) inaugurated, as legislators are still bickering about its composition....

Haiti: Duvalier Visit Political Red Herring?

A little more than a year after a debilitating earthquake practically leveled the Haitian capital and destroyed innumerable surrounding towns, killing thousands and leaving survivors homeless (tent cities are still...

Sudan: Secessionists in North and South: one goal, different thinking

Hassan Farouk speaks with two advocates of secession in the North and the South: Nhial Bol Aken, owner of the English-speaking newspaper The Citizen, and retired Brigadier Dr. Sati Sorkati,...

Sudan: Peaceful referendum comes to a close

Peaceful referendum in Southern Sudan comes to a close: “On the closing day of the elections the lines had all but vanished, wind whipped up dust that blew past the...

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