Stories about Elections from June, 2013
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 toward the campaign, arguing that democracy with the open participation of the people, and not a closed internal process, is the best way to get rid of corruption.
The Nepalese government has announced dates for the 2013 Constituent Assembly polls which will be in November this year. Siromani Dhungana at ‘United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal’ discusses the challenges and opportunities ahead for Nepal.
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 more rats”. However, some think that this campaign could benefit a specific political party.
Many Iranians say they feel confident that their votes were counted since Hassan Rouhani has won the Iranian presidential election.
Several people who celebrated Hassan Rouhani's victory in presidential election in Shiraz chanted slogans to support Mir Hussein Mousavi, an opposition leader who has been under house arrest for several years.
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 one was more surprised than Iranians themselves at the results of the today's election.
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.
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 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 symbolic ballot.
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 of last month and will continue until two weeks before the day of the vote. Although a list of candidates is still yet to be finalized, some of the names expected on the ballot are already the source of intense discussion.
A teenager is rapping for Saeed Jalili, a conservative candidate in Iran's 14th of June presidential election.
Hassan Rouhani's supporters in presidential election chanted “viva reforms” and Rouhani in Mashhad. Rouhani is supported by reformists for Iran's 14th of June presidential election.
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 world.
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 government has postponed elections again, moving the date a month later than scheduled to 23 August, 2013.
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 world political mobilization.
Several netizens tweeted about the second presidential debate and made laugh of candidates. Potkin Azarmehr tweeted “Pres Candidates may be asked to play musical chairs next.”
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.
Earlier this year, Ecuadorian journalist Christian Espinosa [es] offered workshops for citizen journalists with disabilities on how to cover the presidential elections. Jacinto Lajas Portillo highlights the initiative in Periodismo Ciudadano [es].