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· June, 2013

Stories about Elections from June, 2013

21 June 2013

China Announces Campaign to Weed Out Party Corruption

The Chinese Communist Party is launching a year-long campaign to clean up the party to do away with corrupt elements in its organization. But many Chinese netizens have expressed skepticism...

17 June 2013

Fed up with ‘Rats’, Mexicans Support ‘Candidate Cat Morris’ for Mayor

The people of the state of Veracruz express their support for Morris, a cat who is "running" for the upcoming mayoral elections on July 7 under the slogan of “no...

16 June 2013

Iran: “Happy My Vote Was Counted This Time” (Videos)

Many Iranians say they feel confident that their votes were counted since Hassan Rouhani has won the Iranian presidential election.

Iran:Remember Jailed Opposition Leader

15 June 2013

Iran Elections: Celebration Now, A Long and Unpredictable Path Ahead

After pundits predicted a win for the man they assumed was the Supreme Leader's favorite or a run-off between the conservative mayor of Tehran and the most moderate candidate, no...

13 June 2013

Iran's Presidential Candidates Armed With Social Media

Iranian presidential candidates are competing with each other in use of social media like Facebook and Twitter even though these sites are filtered and generally inaccessible to internet users.

President Mugabe Unilaterally Declares Zimbabwe Poll Date

Ignoring protests from his coalition partners and Zimbabwean citizens, President Robert Mugabe has unilaterally declared 31 July, 2013 as the date the country will hold elections.

Iranians in Canada Cast Symbolic Votes Days Before Election

Iranians in Canada cannot vote in Iran's presidential election this week, but thanks to an initiative by a group of Iranian expatriates they were at least able to cast a...

Could Fawzia Koofi be Afghanistan's First Female President?

The search for the next president of Afghanistan is underway. Last fall, Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) slated presidential elections for April 5, 2014. Voter registration started at the end...

Iran: Rapping for Conservative Candidate

Iran: Viva Reforms

12 June 2013

Chile's First Transgender Congressional Candidate Steps Down

Valentina Verbal campaigned to make history as Chile’s first transgendered congresswoman. Had she won, Chile’s LGBT community would have representation in the national Congress before most other countries around the...

10 June 2013

Delays, Political Turmoil Plague Madagascar As Elections Near

Political stalemate, financing issues, and logistical hurdles threaten to derail Madagascar's overdue upcoming presidential elections, the country's first since a coup in 2009 plunged the island into political crisis. The...

5 June 2013

The Moscow Mayoral Election Will Test Russia's Internet Culture

RuNet Echo

With Sergey Sobyanin's surprising announcement that he is calling for snap mayoral elections in Moscow this September, the city's urban Internet-connected class will be put to the test of real...

Iran: Jokes about Presidential Debate

4 June 2013

Extreme Anti-immigrant Groups Spread Throughout Europe

Plagued by one of the worst economic crises in recent history, extreme anti-immigrant parties are once again on the rise in 21st-century Europe.

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