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· June, 2011

Stories about Elections from June, 2011

Guatemala: Electoral Authorities Reject Sandra Torres Presidential Bid

Senegal: The Protests Will be “Twitterized”

On June 23, 2011, Dakar's streets were stormed by protesters. Their goal: derail the electoral reform that would allow the election of the president with 25% of the votes in...

France-Senegal: Anti-Wade Demonstrators Arrested by French Police

Senegal is eight months from its presidential elections in February 2012. The country's civil society has already protested against various attempts by the incumbent president, 85 year-old Abdoulaye Wade, to...

Guinea: “Democracy, Backwards”

Macedonia: New Parliament Assembles, Cements Election Victory for “Big Fish”

The newly-elected Macedonian Parliament held its initial session on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Its composition promises “more of the same” kind of politicking from the last few years.

Thailand: ‘Vote No’ Campaign

Thais will troop to the polls next week and although the opposition is leading in some surveys, there is still no certainty of any group clinching a landslide victory. Unusually,...

Zimbabwe: Choosing the Lesser Devil

Thailand: #hiogat election hashtag

Thailand: Election predictions

China: Update on the Independent Candidate Campaigns

The spokesperson for the Commission on Legislative Affairs of the National People’s Congress stated [zh] on June 8 2011 that no legal basis exists for independent candidacy in grassroots people's...

Barbados: The Warner Effect

Senegal: Proposed New Election Law Sparks Riots in Dakar

President of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade's, proposed amendment to the Constitution and election law, in anticipation of the presidential elections of 2012, has made a lot of Senegalese angry and sparked...

Macedonia: How the Protests Started

Mexico: Blogosphere Analyzes the State of Mexico's Electoral Process

Mexican bloggers analyze the local electoral process in the State of Mexico looking towards the presidential succession of 2012. There are reflections about the candidates, their campaigns and proposals, but...

Haiti: The Other Side of the Martelly Story

Argentina: Cristina Fernández Announces Re-Election Bid

Bahamas: Elections, Then & Now

China: Dialogue between Local Official and Independent Mayoral Candidate

Thailand: Animal election posters

Macedonia: Pro-Government Media Promote Protest Impostors

On the eve of the big protest against police brutality scheduled for Sunday afternoon in Skopje, several pro-government media outlets tried to manipulate the public by showing an anti-opposition announcement...

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