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· September, 2014

Stories about Elections from September, 2014

30 September 2014

Twitter Users Proclaim the Death of Indonesia's Democracy as Lawmakers Scrap Direct Voting of Regional Assemblies

The Twitter hashtags #RIPDemokrasi and #ShameOnYouSBY were trending as Indonesians expressed displeasure over the vote and against outgoing president SBY.

29 September 2014

Pro-Democracy Protesters Have Turned Central Hong Kong Into a Colorful Sea of Umbrellas

Dubbed the "umbrella revolution" in some media, protesters have withstood authorities' tear gas and pepper spray using umbrellas for protection.

New Document Leak Reveals Scope of Collaboration Between Moscow and Donetsk

RuNet Echo

These documents offer fascinating insights into the relationship between the Russian Far Right and the separatists now active in eastern Ukraine.

22 September 2014

As Political Pressure From Beijing Mounts, Hong Kong Students Demand Democracy With Class Boycott

Student activists accuse Beijing of making Hong Kong empty promises of a democratic vote, so in return they are leaving their classrooms empty for at least a week.

20 September 2014

Newspapers Predict Spain's Conservative Party Will Shelve Their Restrictive Abortion Bill to Save Face in Elections

Spain's abortion bill has met with pushback not only from parties in the opposition but also from within the current governing party's rank and file.

9 September 2014

Debating the Nature of Macedonia's Failing Political System

Political analysts, but also bloggers and social media users, have been debating Macedonia's backslide from democracy.

5 September 2014

Spain's Alternative Political Party Podemos Is Growing in ‘Circles’

The Bridge

Since launching in March with an entirely crowdfunded campaign and a manifesto made up of public suggestions, the party claimed 8% of the national vote in the European Parliament elections.

Hong Kongers See an Anti-Democratic System. Beijing Officials See Democracy, Chinese-Style

China may be using Hong Kong as a testing ground for democratic reforms that are compatible with its single-party state, just like it experimented with free-market reforms in the 1980s.

3 September 2014

What Went Into Making Russia's Most Viral Dash Cam Video Ever?

RuNet Echo

The good people of Chelyabinsk—a city whose toughness is legendary in Russian popular culture—have become some of the world’s biggest producers of candid-camera cartoon mayhem.

2 September 2014

Despite Violent Pushback, Anti-Government Protesters in Pakistan Refuse to Budge Until Prime Minister Sharif Steps Down

Pakistan capital Islamabad turned into a battle-zone after police used tear gas and rubber bullets to fight back massive crowds of anti-government protesters trying to storm the Prime Minister's secretariat.

1 September 2014

An Election Film Week in Lebanon to Say #NoToExtension of Parliament Term

Afghanistan's Ice Bucket Challengers Ask Presidential Rivals to ‘Be Cool!’

With tensions between supporters of presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah threatening to boil over, a group of young Afghans are dumping ice on troubled water.

Beijing Expects Hong Kong People to be Rubber Stamps

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