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· June, 2014

Stories about Elections from June, 2014

23 June 2014

Hundreds of Thousands of Hong Kongers Are Defying China and Demanding the Right to Nominate Their Next Leader

A total of 700,000 people have already voted in an unofficial referendum on democratic electoral reform, despite condemnation from China and massive DDoS attacks against the website.

20 June 2014

Russia's Failed e-Democracy?

RuNet Echo

Last year, the Kremlin launched an online portal where citizens can propose and vote on their own legislative ideas. The e-democracy experiment disappointed many, however.

16 June 2014

Afghans Survive Severed Fingers to Cast Second Round Votes

In April, Afghans participated in the first round of historic presidential elections. In the second round, Taliban militants sliced off Afghan fingers, but millions of votes were cast anyway.

14 June 2014

Back Without the Birds: Antigua & Barbuda Gets A New Government

Antigua and Barbuda has come out of its general elections with a new government, ending 10 years of rule for the previous administration.

10 June 2014

The Cult of Political Personality in Trinidad & Tobago

One political blogger is tired of the mud slinging that passes for political debate in Trinidad and Tobago, suggesting instead that the electorate must demand that politicians address issues.

5 June 2014

Thousands of Spaniards Demand a Republic Following the King's Abdication

Many observers see an intent on behalf of the crown to maintain the monarchical system with this abdication.

4 June 2014

An Ex-Guerilla is Now Ruling El Salvador, Can He Stop the Killing?

Salvador Sánchez Cerén, an ex-guerrilla commander, assumed the presidency of El Salvador on June 1, 2014. Jamie Stark reviews what it means for El Salvador and Latin America.

Europe’s Far Right Are Inspiring Russians

RuNet Echo

While the electoral success of the Far Right worries some in the European community, many Russians have welcomed the surge in Euro-skepticism as a vindication of Moscow’s anti-EU posturing.

Can Trinidad & Tobago Rise Above Race-Based Politics?

As the Prime Minister remains mum about polarizing comments made by a religious and political leader, Trinidad and Tobago netizens wonder if the country will ever get beyond tribal politics.

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