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· September, 2013

Stories about Elections from September, 2013

30 September 2013

Bhutan: Electoral Laws Need To Be Changed

South Korea: President's Failed Welfare Promise Sparks Criticism

Heavy on the Politicking, Light on the Substance in Cameroon's Elections

Many of the candidates running in Cameroon for National Assembly and municipal council seats are lacking well-defined platforms that tell voters where they stand on the issues.

27 September 2013

Tajik President's Reelection Bid Finds Support Online

With less than six weeks to go before presidential elections, Tajikistan's incumbent leader has found unexpected support from some bloggers.

25 September 2013

With Outcome Foretold, Tajik Elections Spark Online Ridicule

In the run-up to presidential vote in Tajikistan, netizens ridicule the country's incumbent president, opposition leaders, and electoral process.

Crowdsourcing Accountability of the Electoral Campaign in Portugal

24 September 2013

South Korean Catholic Leaders Protest Spy Agency Scandal

700 Catholic clergy members held a protest against the spy agency's manipulation of the presidential election - the first time in recent decades that the Catholic Church has organized such...

20 September 2013

“A Woman Can Only Become President When Men Die Out in Tajikistan”

The upcoming presidential elections in Tajikistan promise to be anything but boring. For the first time in the country's history, a woman is running for its highest political office.

19 September 2013

90% of Madagascar Lives On Less Than Two Dollars a Day. Why?

This chapter of our analysis of the crisis in Madagascar discusses the under-covered causes of the economic decline of the island and the proposed solutions.

18 September 2013

Will Madagascar's Upcoming Elections Solve the Island's Crisis?

Madagascar has suffered five political crises in four decades, with the island still reeling from its latest coup d'etat in 2009. Can elections finally pull the country out?

17 September 2013

PHOTOS: Violent Dispersal of Election Protest in Cambodia

Human rights groups have condemned the excessive use of violence by the police in dispersing an election protest in Cambodia. The police reportedly used tear gas and live ammunition

16 September 2013

How Malian Citizens Help Monitor the 2013 Presidential Elections

With the support of the French-speaking Global Voices group, a project was created to support and facilitate monitoring the 2013 elections in Mali. The aim of this project was to...

14 September 2013

Where Parody Ends and Politics Begin: Comedians Running for Office

One of the members of Portugal's well-known parody group Homens da Luta is running for mayor. In Portugal and Brazil, celebrities running for office is nothing new.

To Some Opposition Bloggers Alexey Navalny is “Führer”

RuNet Echo

Alexey Navalny addressed a crowd of supporters the day after he lost the Moscow mayoral election. Some found his performance disconcerting.

13 September 2013

GV Face: Understanding #RussiaVotes 2013 with Kevin Rothrock and Andrey Tselikov

RuNet EchoGV Face

Our RuNet Echo editors Kevin Rothrock and Andrey Tselikov discuss the aftermath of #RussiaVotes and give their insight into Russia's provocative and often humorous citizen media scene.

10 September 2013

Guinea Bissau's Parliament Rejects Amnesty for Coup Perpretrators

Jordanian MP Fires Kalashnikov in Parliament

A Jordanian Member of Parliament opened fire on another MP while Parliament was in session today. No one was injured in the fiasco.

9 September 2013

Burkina Faso: An African Crisis in the Making?

While Mali is awaiting the results of its presidential elections, the neighboring Burkina Faso is also preparing for senate elections amid much tension. These elections will be a prelude to...

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