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· June, 2015

Stories about Elections from June, 2015

27 June 2015

Girl Group Goes Head-to-Head With Japanese Prime Minister Over Reinterpreting Constitution

A Japanese girl group's clash with municipal government highlights increasingly vocal opposition to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government.

24 June 2015

Hong Kong's Legislature Went Off Script, and the Pro-Beijing Establishment Is Not Happy

After Hong Kong's legislature vetoed China-backed electoral reform, a pro-Beijing news outlet warned the city's autonomy could be in jeopardy if voters don't kick out pan-democrats in next year's elections.

23 June 2015

The Untold Story of Social Media and the 2015 Nigerian Elections

One of the reasons attributed to the support enjoyed by Muhammadu Buhari’s re-branding and eventual ascendancy to the presidency was his social media strategy.

17 June 2015

Jack Warner's First Revelation Involves Trinidad & Tobago's Prime Minister, Marijuana and a Cover-Up

The ex-FIFA exec, who is wanted by US authorities, has made good on his promise to reveal damning evidence. It's only the "tip of the iceberg," he says.

14 June 2015

Three Videos That Explain Why Hong Kong Public Opinion on the Government's Electoral Reform Proposal Is Divided

The China-backed proposal claims to favour popular suffrage, but unsurprisingly, it is not as straight-forward as it seems.

11 June 2015

What Do Global Voices Contributors Think of Turkey's General Election Results?

"Many people, including non-Muslims, Kurds, and women have entered the parliament, which signals the chance for a more respectful, hardworking and equal politics."

9 June 2015

That Rare Moment When a Moscow Opposition Leader Visits Siberia

RuNet Echo

Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny made a rare trip outside Moscow on Sunday, arriving in Novosibirsk for a boisterous public meeting ahead of primary elections.

8 June 2015

Monitoring Mexico's Midterm Elections with #BreakTheFear

Advox

During last Sunday's elections in Mexico, the free-speech organization ARTICLE 19 ran a campaign called #RompeElMiedo (#BreakTheFear) to monitor the safety of journalists and human rights activists

7 June 2015

After Citizen Uprising in Burkina Faso and Burundi, Are Niger and Togo Next?

Gezi's Legacy? Biggest Party Humbled in Turkey's Game-Changing General Election

If a new coalition government is not formed in 45 days, fresh elections will be called.

Mexico Votes Against a Background of Disenchantment and Violence

"The underlying feeling is one of profound deception."

5 June 2015

What Does Turkey's General Election Promise for Women?

The Bridge

'We must begin the process of overturning the status quo and demand more of all the parties that make it into the next parliament.'

How Much Time Is Left for Africa’s ‘Presidents for Life’?

Events in Burundi and other countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, and Rwanda have sustained a growing debate among Africans about term limits.

3 June 2015

Ahead of Turkey's Critical General Election, a Fact-Checking Website Analyses Political Statements

Politicians? Lie? Never!

Hope and Introspection in Neighboring Cameroon as Nigeria Swears in New President

Cameroonians greeted Buhari's election as a sign of change because as one newspaper wrote, Cameroon and Nigeria are “joined at the hip like conjoined twins” in terms of socio-political issues.

2 June 2015

Could the Guyana Elections Experience Be a Lesson for the Caribbean?

"The Caribbean electoral systems need to be relooked at and be fixed immediately. They are failing the democratic nature of the region."

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