Stories about Elections from February, 2016
"Apparently it's perfectly legal to do election fraud, and whatever crimes you commit as long as the court approves it"
Hongkongers are making their feelings about the head of their government known, thanks to the launch of Facebook's new "Reactions" feature, which gives them the freedom to express their disapproval.
Close to 35,000 voters joined the electoral list for the first time. Could the youth vote -- and online activism -- have been the deciding factors in Jamaica's general election?
Unlike Past Elections, Uganda's Streets Are Empty of Celebrations Following President Museveni's Win
"People are so happy that they afraid they could die of happiness if they start celebrating," one Facebook user sarcastically quipped.
In the aftermath of a typically turbulent campaign season, polls have predicted a tight race and low voter turnout in tomorrow's elections in Jamaica.
Election fraud and other misdeeds have been a widespread problem in the Balkans. As the saying goes, 'If I didn't laugh, I'd cry.'
"None of this is new. But this time, it shows the power of social media, and that now we are able to impact a campaign with the truth."
"D is for debates. We might as well take that word out of our vocabulary [...] Jamaica does not have a culture of mature political discussion."
"Winning an election through hook and crook while clobbering your fellow countrymen should never be a proud moment!"
"The mishap is at a very amateurish level from the perspective of professional principles of working with personal data on the open Web."
Japan's DPJ has released an election poster that asks voters to hold their nose and vote for them. Desperate?
With elections scheduled to take place in about a week, the two main political parties bicker over a national debate while the electorate -- and Jamaica's democracy -- suffer.
Global Voices presents a brief Twitter guide for updates, news, analysis, and reports related to Uganda's national elections later this month.
Haiti's legislative elections took place last August. Months later, the country has been left with no president, an interim government and a mandate for new elections by April 24, 2016.
"There are no hidden messages in Gruevski’s speech. He presented all of his views in the manner of a fierce populist, who will not hesitate in his quest for power"
"Freedom of expression comes with responsibility to it. There are instances of irresponsible reporting and commenting on social media."
"That advertisement could seem to us idiotic... but these little Costa Rican army and far-right political groups are symptoms."
"Don’t send your children to bring chaos in Kampala and cause confusion during elections, disrupt peace in the country, government will handle you…. you will be shot."
"With the spread of extremist doctrines targeting vulnerable youth, the need for alternative messages to violent intolerance that celebrate Indonesia’s spirit of pluralism and unity in diversity is increasingly urgent."
"Jamaica is in need of a leader who is truly interested in laying aside partisan politics...What I witnessed in the video is hyped up bravado and noise..."