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· July, 2013

Stories about Elections from July, 2013

31 July 2013

What Does a “Green Party” Win Mean for Trinidad & Tobago Politics?

Trinidad and Tobago‘s hotly contested Chaguanas West by-election ended with a resounding victory on Monday night for Jack Warner, who reclaimed his seat with a convincing win.

Zimbabweans Vote as President Mugabe Seeks Seventh Term

Mugabe is the only president the country has had since its independence from Britain in 1980.

28 July 2013

Trinidad & Tobago: Will Warner Win?

Tomorrow, Jack Warner fights to reclaim the parliamentary seat for Chaguanas West - but his questionable campaign tactics and race-centric rhetoric have some bloggers concerned.

Follow the Presidential Election in Mali in Real Time

South Korea: Over 25 Thousands Protested Against the Secret Agency Scandal

26 July 2013

PHOTOS: Every Mozambican Can Be an Independent Electoral Observer

Armed with mobile phones, more and more people in Mozambique are monitoring the run-up to the country's fall municipal elections, helped along by an online platform from newspaper @Verdade.

Women Candidates in Cambodian Election

Mapping tool confirms that women candidates are still the second choice of Cambodia’s major political parties

A Jewish Russian Mayoral Candidate Even the Nazis Can Love

RuNet Echo

With his half Jewish heritage, Evgeny Roizman would be an unlikely political star in Russia, were he anyone but Evgeny Roizman.

25 July 2013

Sifting Fact From Fiction on the French Speaking Web

"Some people, known for their political activism, knowingly share false information." In this post we look at fact-checking projects in Francophone online media.

What Issues do Malian Voters Care about in the Presidential Election?

Ethnic Slurs Haunt Alexey Navalny

RuNet Echo

Alexey Navalny came under harsh criticism from Russian opposition movement colleagues just days after he was released from Kirov jail, and as soon as it became clear that he would...

Alleged Fraud during Parliamentary Elections in Togo

21 July 2013

Has Alexey Navalny Really Changed Russian Politics?

RuNet Echo

If convicted activist and Moscow mayoral candidate Navalny has in fact rejuvenated Russian politics, what does that look like online, where his support base is supposedly strongest?

19 July 2013

Privileges Granted to Ex-Presidents in Madagascar

The Terrifying Potential of a Post-Navalny Russia

RuNet Echo

On the eve of being sentenced to a five-year term in a penal colony, Alexey Navalny blogged as irreverently as ever.

17 July 2013

Judges Go After Soldiers Suspected of Slaughter in Guinea

Ethnic killings have been reported yet again in Guinea. Judges in the country are doing all they can so that such tragedy does not strike anymore.

16 July 2013

Benin's President Opens Door to Third Term

President Yayi Boni has proposed an amendment that would twist the law that bans presidents from third terms. Boni won two presidential elections in 2006 and 2011.

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