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· August, 2013

Stories about Elections from August, 2013

30 August 2013

Don't Be Fooled by His Smile: Yekaterinburg's Evgeny Roizman Is Mad As Hell

RuNet Echo

It seems likely that Russia’s fourth largest city, Yekaterinburg, will soon have as its mayor Evgeny Roizman, one of Russia’s most peculiar public figures.

South Korea: 4500 Catholic Leaders Protest Against the Spy Agency Scandal

The Politics of Moscow's Migrant Crime Statistics

RuNet Echo

Moscow's next mayor will have little influence over domestic immigration policy, but that doesn't stop candidates from weighing in on the topic.

29 August 2013

Ghana's Supreme Court Tosses Case Challenging President's Legitimacy

The landmark decision dismissed a lawsuit from the opposition who argued that there were gross and widespread irregularities at more than 10,000 polling stations during presidential elections in December 2012.

Ghana Awaits Judgement in Legal Battle for Presidency

Streets are deserted, shops are closed, markets are empty and some bar owners will not sell alcohol today as the nations anxiously wait for the presidential election petition judgement.

Hong Kong's Civil Disobedience Campaign Seeks Inspiration from Martin Luther King

Democrats in Hong Kong are planning to occupy the city center and struggle for universal suffrage. Martin Luther King's civil disobedience campaign serves as their inspiration.

27 August 2013

Russia's Political Firebrand: What Makes Navalny Tick?

RuNet EchoAdvox

Russia's best-known political blogger earned his fame fighting corruption in the private sector, but may now face five years' jail time on (possibly trumped-up) embezzlement charges. In the meantime, he's...

23 August 2013

Special Probe into South Korean Spy Agency's Electioneering Falls Flat

The investigation does not seem to be enough to quell public anger, which continues to grow over the agency's campaign of Internet posts that smeared the opposition.

Navalny's Montenegrin Kryptonite or Russia's Invulnerable Candidate?

RuNet Echo

Information has emerged showing Navalny’s ownership of an active real estate company in Montenegro, established in 2007 and undeclared when he registered as a candidate for Moscow's mayor’s race.

At 89 Years Old, Zimbabwe President Mugabe Sworn in for Five More Years

Mugabe responded to allegations that the election was rigged in his favor by telling critics to "go hang".

22 August 2013

Women Barred From Voting in By-elections in Some Parts of Pakistan

An undercover monitor for Pak Votes, an organization that monitors electoral fairness, succeeded in convincing polling officials at one location to not allow any women to vote.

Regional Elections Offer Russian Opposition No Escape from Internecine Conflict

RuNet Echo

As regional races heat up with less than a month to go before the September 8, 2013 election day, Russia's opposition parties are engaging in their usual tactics of attacking...

21 August 2013

Chile's Presidential Campaigns Mum on ‘Mapuche Conflict’

The "Mapuche conflict", which refers to the ongoing clashes between the Chilean state and the Mapuche indigenous communities, has seen an escalation of violence recently.

19 August 2013

The Moscow Mayor's Mischievous Viral Marketing

RuNet Echo

Alexey Navalny turns the tables on those harassing him about financing, nationalism, and transparency.

16 August 2013

Paraguay's New President is Sworn in

Businessman Horacio Cartes became the new president of Paraguay, ending the political and diplomatic impasse that the country entered into with the impeachment of Fernando Lugo in June 2012.

Who Will Win The ‘Biggest’ Legal Battle in Ghana's History?

The battle will decide whether Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama was legitimately elected following presidential polls held on 7 and 8 December, 2012.

15 August 2013

Russian Police: Now Raiding Opposition Activists Without Warrants

RuNet Echo

Moscow police forced entry into a flat used by pro-Navalny activists, cutting down their reinforced door after they refused to let anyone in without a search warrant.

VIDEO: Protests Against South Korea's Spy Agency Held Across North America

13 August 2013

Russia's Soviet Assault on Navalny's Online Fundraising

RuNet Echo

Russia's Attorney General announced that it has partly corroborated a complaint against Alexey Navalny’s online fundraising methods, claiming they violate the country's campaign finance laws.

11 August 2013

‘Red Wednesday’ Protests to Benin President: ‘Don't Touch My Constitution!’

The Red Wednesday movement is growing in Benin. Sinatou Saka explains why.

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