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· January, 2014

Stories about Elections from January, 2014

Presidential Debate in Panama Creates More Questions Than Answers

The second presidential debate took place on January 20 in Panama. Panamanians interacted on social media with a debate that seems to have been left in question.

Egypt: Is Sissi's Promotion a Step Closer to the Presidency?

Abdel Fattah El Sissi's promotion to field marshall has created a buzz online, with many wondering whether it paves the way for him to run for presidency.

Egypt: What's Next for Field Marshal El Sissi?

Egypt's army head General Abdel Fattah El Sissi is now a Field Marshal. It is not clear whether this is a prelude to him running for president.

3 Keys to Understanding Burkina Faso's Anti-President Compaoré Protests

On Saturday January 18th, widespread protests took place against constitutional reforms proposed by president Blaise Camporé. But what do the protests mean?

From Barcelona to Madrid for the Love of a Candidate

Political Propaganda in the New Panamanian Passports?

The new electronic passports issued by Panama carry in its pages images of accomplishments by the government of Ricardo Martinelli. The move has generated irritation and reactions.

Catherine Samba-Panza, Mayor of Bangui, Elected as Transitional President of Central African Republic

Massive Street Protests against Constitutional Reform in Burkina Faso

Madagascar Finally Has a New President, But Uncertainty Remains

Does this mean Madagascar is back on the path to democracy? Are prosperity and peace finally on the horizon for a country marred by chronic instability and poverty?

Online Platform ‘Ojo al Voto’ Seeks to Lure Young Costa Rican Voters

GV Face: Bangkok Shutdown and the Way Forward

In this episode of GV Face we speak to Saksith Saiyasombut, a Thai political blogger based in Germany, our Thailand author Aim Sinpeng & SE Asia Editor Mong Palatino.

Candidates Face Off in First Presidential Debate in El Salvador

Madagascar's Return to Democracy Proving to Be a Bumpy One

Hery Rajaonarimampianina was declared winner of the presidential elections' second round, but the final verdict is still pending. The elections were an important step to solving the country's political crisis.

Hong Kong Basic Law as Toilet Paper

Iran: “City Councillor Lost Post Over Facebook Account”

South Korea: Political Revenge on Whistleblower?

Hindus Attacked in Bangladesh for ‘Crime’ of Voting

"Wasn't the election for everybody? So why are Hindus being targeted? Or did only Hindus vote? So are they not free to exercise their rights?"

El Salvador Prepares for Upcoming Presidential Election

Mass Resignations Within the Ruling Party of Burkina Faso

Slim Voter Turnout, Violence Mark Bangladesh's Opposition-Less Elections

Amid violence that left 18 dead, only between 10 and 40 percent of voters made it to the polls, down from the high 87 percent in the last parliamentary elections.

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