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· July, 2012

Stories about Elections from July, 2012

31 July 2012

Angola: Citizens Demand Transparent Electoral Campaign

Russia: The ‘Mating Rituals’ of Bloggers and Governors

RuNet Echo

"We're not going to go to any more of these meetings, we've decided. From now on, let the suck-ups get together - the Nashists and the 'Stal'evtsy - but we...

22 July 2012

Malawi: Joyce Banda's 100 Days in Office Amidst Controversy

Malawian President Joyce Banda became Africa's second female head of state after Liberia's President following the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika. How has she performed after 100 days in...

20 July 2012

Indonesia: “Jokowi vs Foke” in Jakarta Governor Election Run-Off

It's going to be a “Jokowi vs Foke” showdown in the Jakarta, Indonesia governor election run-off in September. Jokowi is a mayor of Solo City in Central Java while Foke...

19 July 2012

Georgia: Elections Portal Goes Online Ahead Of Parliamentary Vote

Indonesia: Charismatic Entrepreneur Charmed Jakarta Voters

Residents of Jakarta, Indonesia went to the polls to elect a new governor of the country's capital. In a surprising twist, voters supported Joko Widodo, an entrepreneur and mayor of...

17 July 2012

Indonesia: Social Media Impact on Jakarta Polls

Maldives: Activist's Arrest During Protest Caught on Video

Two videos showing the July 13 arrest of activist Shauna Aminath in the Maldives during a peaceful protest calling for early elections have generated reactions all the way to Chile....

Ukraine: Politicians and Parties on Facebook

16 July 2012

Social Media and Armenia’s 2012 Parliamentary Elections

Following a bitterly disputed presidential election in 2008, parliamentary elections held on 6 May 2012 were a crucial test for Armenia’s democratic system. What role did social media play?

8 July 2012

Few Surprises in East Timor Parliamentary Elections

East Timor conducted its parliamentary elections on July 7, 2012. There was a lower voter turn out this year but at least there were no alarming cases of violence and...

3 July 2012

Mexico: Reactions on Twitter following the Elections

Following the presidential election, Mexicans are expressing themselves on Twitter regarding election day and the preliminary results that have been officially released and which favour the candidate Enrique Peña from...

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