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· March, 2011

Stories about Elections from March, 2011

Nigeria: Buhari leads in mock online polls

Nigerian presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari leads in mock online polls: “There are now several platforms online that allow Nigerians with access to the Internet to vote for their favourite presidential...

Macedonia: Early Elections Scheduled for June 5

The biggest Macedonian opposition party announced [MKD] today that they will participate in the early elections in spite of the failure of negotiations with the government on the conditions that...

Zimbabwe: Exhuming bodies for votes?

Using the dead to win votes: “The beleaguered ZANU (PF) political party is at it again, now by trying to buy political mileage out of the discovery of bodies in...

Nigeria: What Are Nigerian Bloggers Saying About the 2011 Elections?

As the 2011 Elections in Nigeria draws near, Nigeria bloggers are busy talking about the elections and the future of their country but is anyone listening?

Peru: Analysis of Latest Election Poll Results

Silvio Rendon from Gran Combo Club [es] analyzes the latest election poll results. The latest poll from March 27 shows candidate Ollanta Humala in the lead with Alejandro Toledo and...

Guatemala: Should Inmates be Allowed to Vote?

Blogger Luis Figueroa [es] wonders if inmates should be allowed to vote in the upcoming elections. Guatemala's Tribunal Supremo Electoral (Supreme Electoral Tribunal) is considering installing polling stations in prisons...

Peru: 2 Weeks Before the General Election

Carlos A. Quiroz in Peruanista writes a thorough post on the political climate in Peru two weeks before the general elections. He includes a short review of the use of...

Côte d'Ivoire: Where Are the African Personalities When They Are Needed?

A few months ago,  Marième Jamme asked Bono and Bob Geldof to take less prominent roles as speakers for Africa in the media and leave space for Africans to speak for...

Haiti: Awaiting Results

As election results continue to be tabulated in Haiti, The Latin Americanist suggests that “the real victors are the Haitian electorate who supposedly turned out in large numbers to some...

Singapore: Doctors as politicians

At least three public sector doctors may stand as local candidates of the ruling party in the coming elections in Singapore.

Guatemala: Presidential Couple to Divorce to Allow First Lady's Presidential Bid

As previously reported, Guatemalan First Lady Sandra Torres announced her candidacy for president; a bid that violated the constitution which forbids that the president's relatives become president. As a result,...

Peru: The Presidential Campaign in Videos

Juan Arellano gathers several videos from this year's presidential campaign in his blog Globalizado [es].

Haiti: Was Wyclef Shot or Cut by Glass?

Early on Sunday 20 March, 2011, while Haitians headed to the polls for the second round of a historic and controversial presidential election, a story about Wyclef Jean, the Haitian-born...

Latin America: Website Tracks Progress in Electronic Voting

Juan Arellano in Globalizado [es] writes about the Observatorio del Voto-E en Latinoamérica (Observatory of E-Voting in Latin America) which seeks to track the progress of electronic voting in Latin...

Zambia: Opposition Leader Risks His Political Neck Over Gays

Leader of Zambia’s biggest opposition party, the Patriotic Front, Michael Sata is in political hot water because of an interview he allegedly gave to a Danish newspaper in which he...

Nigeria's Golden Opportunity for a Social Revolution Through the Ballot Box

Oluniyi D. Ajao speaks with ‘Gbenga Sesan about his involvements with several non-partisan initiatives around the forth-coming 2011 Nigeria General Elections and the role of social media in the general...

Haiti: Aristide’s return, the word “house” and today’s election

To say the twice exiled President Aristide is a mythic figure in the Haitian imagination is an understatement. To say he evokes strong emotions from Haitians, even less so. So...

Haiti: The Entertainer, or The Professor?

According to the reports on Twitter regarding today's presidential election runoff in Haiti, the lines at polling stations are long, and voters at certain pollin were unable to find their...

Côte d’Ivoire : Terror in Abidjan

Abidjan a connu avant le début de la guérilla qui sévit depuis quelques jours une série de violences inédites, des attaques contre les domiciles privés des adversaires politiques de Laurent...

Haiti: Election Morning in Pictures

Today, March 20, Haitians go to the polls to decide who will be the Caribbean nation's next president. This runoff election is being contested by Mirlande Manigat and Michel Martelly,...

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