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· December, 2013

Stories about Elections from December, 2013

Hundreds of Local Chinese Lawmakers Dismissed Over Massive Bribery Scandal

518 Hengyang lawmakers and 68 staff members were found to have accepted bribes, and 512 lawmakers were dismissed.

The Amazon, a Story of Destruction in the Name of Development

On December 2013, Agência Pública news agency launched 'Public Amazon', its first book of journalistic reports in Portuguese, with a debate to discuss the region's dilemmas.

An Open Letter to Arvind Kejriwal

Satire blog AmreekanDesi writes an open letter to the newly elected chief minister of Delhi, anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal: Now that you’ve given us this hope, please don’t let us...

South Korea: Reason Behind Movie ‘The Attorney's Box Office Smash

South Korean movie ‘The Attorney’ which depicts the early life of ex-President Roh who started as a civil rights lawyer resisting against dictatorial regimes, has drawn over 4 million admissions in...

Vladimir Milov “On Khodorkovsky”

Vladimir Milov is an energy sector expert and former Deputy Energy Minister of the Russian Federation. RuNet Echo translates his reaction to Mikhail Khodorkovsky's release from prison last week.

South Korean Election Scandal Brings Three Religions Together

Opposition against the current administration's election manipulation scandal grows stronger every day, even enough to inspire conservative Protestant Christian groups to join the protest movement [ko] following the trails of Catholic...

Impact Of Social Media In The Delhi Elections

Prior to the Delhi Legislative Assembly election (4 December 2013) the Delhi Election Commission vowed to monitor the social media for political campaigns looking for breach of model code of...

7 Rallies that Rocked Southeast Asia in 2013

Several Southeast Asian governments were confronted with big street protests in 2013. In Thailand, street protesters are still actively pushing for the ouster of the incumbent government

PHOTOS: Protesting South Korea's Election Manipulation in New York, Paris, London

South Koreans living abroad held candlelight vigils in New York, Paris and London this weekend, accusing the government bodies' manipulation of the latest presidential election

South Korea: Class-action Suit Against Key Players of Election Manipulation

Marking a year after the latest presidential election tainted with allegations of political tampering, attorney Han Woong, together with 610 plaintiffs, filed a civil lawsuit [ko] against those who are allegedly responsible...

Votes Cast in the Madagascar Presidential Elections Runoff

Hoping for a new start after a prolonged political crisis, Malagasy citizens went to the polls to select a new president on December 20.

Photos of Mass Candlelight Rallies in South Korea

By holding candlelight rallies across the country, frustrated South Koreans have voiced flooding concerns over current political developments and series of scandals, including the snowballing election manipulation allegations. @Emfla505 tweeted [ko] this stunning photo of...

Empowering Women in Afghanistan: Interview with Anita Haidary

Global Voices interviews Anita Haidary, an Afghan women's rights activists and co-founder of an organization that works to empower women across Afghanistan.

Aam Admi Party Emerges As A Cleaner Option In Indian Politics

The new political party led by anti-corruption crusader Arvind Kejriwal is making waves in Indian political arena after it emerged as the second largest party in Delhi Assembly Polls.

Ukraine: Live Streamed Monitoring of District Election Commissions

Amidst ongoing Euromaidan rallies throughout Ukraine, repeat elections have been held in five troubled single-mandate constituencies in the country, where results could not be confirmed during the 2012 Parliamentary election....

South Korea's ‘Gas Tank Grandpas’ Block Protests in US

Violent right-wing extremists 'Gas Tank Grandpas' blocked peaceful protests held in the United States against the spy agency election manipulation scandal.

Bogotá Mayor Dismissed, Barred from Politics Over Imperfect Trash Collection

Colombia's Inspector General dismissed Bogota's Mayor Gustavo Petro and banned him from public office for 15 years, alleging Petro's mismanagement of a new public rubbish collection system.

Venezuela's Municipal Elections: “Both Sides Lose”

Although the ruling PSUV party won the majority of mayoral races in the country's municipal elections, Boz from Bloggings by Boz says that Venezuela “remains divided and neither side has a...

The Man Who Helped Reveal South Korea's Election Manipulation Online

South Korean government agencies sent out more than 24 million tweets last year to manipulate public opinion during the presidential elections. An ordinary net user made this revelation possible.

Monitoring Indonesia's 2014 Election Campaign

Ayo Vote is a useful website to monitor the 2014 election campaign in Indonesia. Sidarta Danang Kristianto hopes for better information about election parties and candidates: … the government has...

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