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· March, 2013

Stories about Elections from March, 2013

31 March 2013

Prime Minister Resigns, as Lebanon Remains a “Sinking Ship”

Lebanese Prime Minister resigns as the country faces ongoing chaos.

27 March 2013

Venezuela Gears Up for Upcoming Elections

After the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, online conversations are focusing on the country's next political episode: the April 14 presidential elections. Although electoral campaigns have not officially kicked...

24 March 2013

Hong Kong's Democrats Have Radical Plans

To pressure Beijing to grant Hong Kong genuine universal suffrage, democratic activists have begun discussing civil disobedience as a viable tactic .

23 March 2013

Peru: NO Vote Straddles Victory and Defeat in Lima's Recall Election

Last Sunday's municipal recall election in Lima has had unexpected results: the Mayoress gets to keep her job, but appears to have lost most of her councillors. The social networks...

Nepal’s Politics in Crisis Once Again

Panamanian Opposition Parties Elect Presidential Candidates

The two main opposition parties in Panama have already elected their presidential candidates for the 2014 elections. It's heating up and the Panamanians are demanding strong proposals via social networking...

21 March 2013

Guinea-Bissau is Second Worst Democracy

How Russian Villagers Can Terrify the Kremlin

RuNet Echo

The ploy was simple: Andrei Turinov, a town councilman from Novouspenskii, posted to the Internet an open letter addressing Dmitri Medvedev, declaring the exit of 60 United Russia members from...

20 March 2013

Italy: Grillo's Party Takes the Lead in Political Stalemate

Social media played an influential role in the success of M5S, leading to one of the youngest Parliaments in Europe -- but Italy's political stagnation is far from over.

16 March 2013

Peru: Controversy Ahead of Lima's Recall Referendum

Lima will hold a recall referendum tomorrow, March 17, to decide whether Susana Villarán keeps her post as mayor of Peru's capital. The last surveys showed the 'Yes' ahead of...

11 March 2013

Moldova Without Government: What's Next – East or West?

On March 5, Moldova’s Parliament passed a no-confidence motion, dismissing the country's pro-European three-party coalition government led by Vlad Filat. Just a few weeks earlier, Moldova seemed to be the...

9 March 2013

Former Brazilian Minister's New Party Mixes Sustainability, Social Media

Former Brazilian presidential candidate and famous environmentalist Marina Silva is pushing for the creation of a new political party in the country, one that seeks to use the Internet as...

7 March 2013

Chavez’ Legacy & How His Death Could Affect the Caribbean

The death of former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez on Tuesday has elicited a wide range of reactions throughout the blogosphere – in Latin America, to be certain – but now...

5 March 2013

Kenyans Flood Polls Despite Election Day Violence

Machete-wielding separatists left at least 13 dead in Kenya as millions of people turned out in historic numbers to cast their votes on March 4, 2013 in one of the...

3 March 2013

Thailand: Surprise Opposition Victory in Bangkok Governor Race

Sukhumbhand Paribatra of the opposition Democrat Party was re-elected as Bangkok governor despite exit polls predicting his defeat in the elections.

Violence Holding Youth Hostage in Guinea

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