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· July, 2016

Stories about Elections from July, 2016

Why the Russians Don't Care About Trump, Clinton, and the DNC Hack

RuNet Echo asked more than a dozen leading RuNet voices to offer their interpretations of why most RuNet users seem not to care about allegations that Moscow hacked the DNC.

How Economic Hardship Pushed a Tiny Town in Macedonia Into Becoming Pro-Trump

The news that the owners of a number of pro-Trump websites are Macedonians from the little town of Veles came as a surprise to many.

Calls for the International Community to Intervene as Gambia Continues to Imprison Dissidents

Harsh prison sentences for opposition leaders and activists makes netizens concerned about the deteriorating human rights situation in The Gambia.

Cliffhanger Election Ends in a Close Shave for Australia's Ruling Government

"I wish to thank the Hon The #PrimeMinister for providing the Nation with at least 3 years of high farce in the #Senate"

How a Stolen Student Parliament Is Macedonia's Political Crisis in Microcosm

" Now try to imagine how this generation will organize parliamentary elections?"

Ugandan Legislator Hatches a Not-Too-Subtle Plan to Make Museveni President-for-Life

"MPs proposing lifting the presidential age limit are enemies of progress. Why not lift death limit so the ruler can live forever?"

With 2 Months Before Parliamentary Elections, Russia's Internet Censor Swings Into Action

The Russian government blocked four websites on July 8 that published calls to boycott parliamentary elections this September, along with broader plans for protests to disrupt the voting.

Tax Evasion or Political Journalism? Private Newspaper’s Battle With Zambian Government Continues

Unpaid taxes, arrests, alleged police brutality and upcoming elections have convoluted public perspective on whether Zambia's main independent newspaper should be allowed to remain operational.

Australia Waits on Close Count as Election Backfires on ‘Fizza’ Prime Minister

"I'm still confused by the definition of stability #auswaits "

Why Are Japan's Election Sound Cars So Noisy, and So Pointless?

It's election time in Japan again and for many Japanese people, that means the return of a particularly Japanese annoyance: 'sound cars' that repeat pointless and uninformative messages.

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