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· August, 2014

Stories about Elections from August, 2014

31 August 2014

China Will Let Hong Kongers Vote for Their Next Leader — But Only If a Pro-Beijing Committee Selects the Candidates

"We urge all Hong Kong citizens to stand up and speak out. The fact that they refuse to hear us does not mean that we don't exist."

28 August 2014

Macau Authorities Crack Down on Pro-Democracy Activists Who Want the Right to Vote for Their Next Leader

Macau, a special administrative region of China, elects its top leader via a committee. Three pro-democracy groups have organized an unofficial referendum on the right to vote in 2019.

27 August 2014

Former Prime Minister Feeds the Meme Machine With Rejection of Trinidad & Tobago's Highest Honour

Patrick Manning doesn't want the Order of Trinidad and Tobago from current Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who he accused of breaking proper award protocol and attacking him in the past.

Why Activists Sent 128 Tomatoes to Every Single Member of Lebanon's Parliament

Fearing that lawmakers will once again extend their term without elections, Lebanese are saying #NotoExtension in protests on and offline.

22 August 2014

Why Protesters in Trinidad & Tobago Are Against the Proposed Constitutional Reform Bill

With general elections due next year, some suggest it is an attempt to boost the government's approval ratings before citizens go to the polls, while others see more sinister motives.

19 August 2014

Pro-Government Protesters in Hong Kong Were Reportedly Rewarded With Cash and Free Food for Showing Up

Pro-Beijing groups have been eager to match the level of mobilization shown by the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.

14 August 2014

Islamabad on Lockdown as Politicians Launch Massive Anti-Government Marches on Pakistan's Independence Day

The Pakistani government is taking extraordinary measures to prevent two opposition parties led by populist politicians from launching massive anti-government marches to the capital on August 14.

13 August 2014

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos Killed in a Plane Crash

Campos died on the same day, Aug. 13, as his grandfather Miguel Arraes, one of the most prominent socialist political figures of Brazilian politics.

Crimea's One-Woman Resistance to Russian Occupation

RuNet Echo

Daria Karpenko says she is determined to stay in Crimea and report the realities of life on the ground, but she fears for her country and her family.

11 August 2014

Kyrgyz President Gatecrashes (New) Turkish President's Party

As Recep Tayyip Erdoğan became Turkey's first popularly elected president, he had a surprise guest to help him celebrate. Kyrgyzstan's president Almazbek Atambayev became an overnight Twitter celebrity in Turkey.

8 August 2014

Some See a Political Ploy in Trinidad & Tobago's Proposed Constitutional Reform

Given labour strikes, corruption scandals, escalating crime and police state concerns, this sudden interest in reforming the country's constitution reads to some like an act of desperation.

Not a Peep From Turkey's ‘Penguin’ Media About the Opposition

On August 10, Turkey chooses its president for the first time. There will be three candidates on the ballot, but the national media, seemingly, have already made their choice.

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