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· December, 2014

Stories about Elections from December, 2014

31 December 2014

As Elections Approach, Zambia Sees Rising Social Media Hate Speech, Ethnic Tension

"This electoral campaign period has brought out some sad realities about us as people."

30 December 2014

Can Trinidad & Tobago's Government Win Political Goodwill from Christmas?

As Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar traveled the country for her "Holiday Toy Drive", some netizens were concerned about her spending in light of a precarious economic future.

28 December 2014

Despite Appearances, 3 Reasons for Madagascar, Algeria and France to Be Cheerful in 2015

It seems that things have not been ideal in Algeria, France and Madagascar, yet the Happy Planet Index ranked them quite high on their happiness list.

26 December 2014

So Much More Than the World Cup Happened in Brazil in 2014

From a soap opera's groundbreaking gay kiss to a national debate on racism and vigilante justice, 2014 was a busy year in Latin America's largest country.

21 December 2014

Tunisians Head to Polls to Elect a New President

Tunisians are heading to polls today to elect a new president. Political veteran Beji Caid Essebsi, aged 88, faces outgoing interim president Moncef Marzouki.

12 December 2014

New Distribution of Colonies and Native Nations in Mexico City

Booted From Occupy Central, Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters Take on New Battlefields

Until the promise of genuine democracy is fulfilled, pro-democracy advocates say they won't back down.

8 December 2014

How Social Media Helped an Independent Candidate Beat the Odds in Taiwan's Elections

Ko Wen-je won the race for mayor in Taiwan's capital city by a landslide. The island's political culture favors a two-party system, but Ko says social media helped him win.

3 December 2014

With Blood New and Old, Ukraine's Next Parliament Is Sworn In

As a new Ukrainian Rada is sworn in, a diverse group of MPs immediately faces high political stakes and intense public scrutiny.

Guyanese President Shuts Down Parliament to Avoid ‘No-Confidence’ Vote

President Donald Ramotar has prorogued the country's parliament for six months (discontinuing the body, without dissolving it), aggravating already polarized political times in Guyana.

1 December 2014

Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement Is Trading Umbrellas for Shopping Bags

After police aggressively cleared protesters from the Mong Kok protest site, activists encouraged supporters to go shopping there and symbolically reclaim the area.

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