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· November, 2014

Stories about Elections from November, 2014

Bahrain's Justice Minister Picks Fight With Newspaper Editor on Twitter

"Calm down, your excellency, an open mind makes more room for justice," Mansoor Al-Jamri tweeted at the minister of justice, who had criticized Al-Jamri's column about Bahrain's elections.

Young Independent Candidates Are Shaking Up Taiwan's Local Elections

Many young activists are throwing their name into the pool of candidates for local village chiefs in an effort to combat the "rotten" culture of community politics.

How the Tunisian Electoral Authority Robbed Me of the Right to Vote

On the eve of her country's presidential elections, one Tunisian expatriate suspects politics are at the root of at a rule-change by the electoral authority that prevents her from voting.

Japan's Snap Elections Overshadow a Faltering Economy

While some commentators are calling Abe's move "self-serving", others think Abe is facing political oblivion anyway and that the snap elections may be the spark that reignites Japan's moribund opposition.

Burkina Faso Is Taking Steps Toward Democracy (and Africans Are Taking Note)

Since the ousting of President Blaise Compaoré, who held power for 27 years, ex-diplomat Michel Kafando was chosen by consensus to lead the transitional period until the next elections.

Young People Will Revitalize Politics, Promises This Year’s World Forum for Democracy

Three Global Voices members attended the third World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, exploring innovative tools to create more youth engagement in the democratic process throughout the world.

Does the Kremlin Help Its Enemies?

There are certain news outlets in Russia you don’t expect to publish stories accusing the government of funding Vladimir Putin’s enemies, but that is exactly what happened last week.

Burkina Faso Activists Confront a Potential Coup After President's Departure

Confusion in Burkina Faso about what will happen after a popular revolution expelled President Compaoré.

Tunisian Election Paves the Way for a Brave New Future of Plural Democracy

A high turnout, a relatively trouble-free vote and the candidates' acceptance of the results of Tunisia's October 26 election signal the country's maturing as a democracy.

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