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· October, 2016

Stories about Elections from October, 2016

28 October 2016

Report Shows How Ghana's Politicians Are Using Social Media Ahead of Elections

The second edition of the Governance Social Media Index assesses and ranks the presence of political parties, political party leaders and key election management bodies in Ghana on social media.

27 October 2016

Fonseca Says High Voter Abstention Doesn't Diminish His Presidential Win in Cape Verde

Jorge Carlos Fonseca won a recent presidential election in Cape Verde with 74 percent of the votes, renewing his term for another five years.

25 October 2016

GV Face: Global Voices on the US Elections

GV Face

Trump, Hillary or Stein? Even though many Global Voices contributors cannot vote in the US, we feel invested in this American presidential race like few elections before.

Venezuela's Government Blocks the Recall Referendum Process, and the Opposition Cries ‘Dictatorship!’

"A democratic government consults the people. A dictatorship flees the electoral vote."

21 October 2016

An Indigenous Woman Could Be a Presidential Candidate in Mexico Two Years From Now

The extreme Mexican left hints at nominating an indigenous woman for the 2018 presidential election. Meanwhile, in Chiapas, women are forced to renounce their positions because of their gender.

17 October 2016

WhatsApp and Viber Blocked on Election Day in Montenegro

Advox

Parliamentary elections in Montenegro had been marred with allegations of irregularities, reported via social networks, and a temporary ban on use of Viber, WhatsApp and similar messaging apps.

A Hong Kong Lawmaker Raises Suspicions With His Surprisingly Swift Renunciation of UK Citizenship

"This is a substantial intervention in the Legislative Council president election in Hong Kong and will affect the autonomy of the law-making body."

15 October 2016

Meet a ‘Dreamer’ in the US Who Started His Own Company to Get Out the Vote

As an undocumented teenager, Antonio Valdovinos couldn’t become a US Marine. He went on to start a civic engagement organization instead.

13 October 2016

A Transgender Woman’s Modest Election Win Is a Huge Victory for Brazil’s Trans Community

"No one cried for us. On the contrary. To many families, as it still is today, it’s a relief when they kill us or when we die."

11 October 2016

Chinese Propaganda Authorities Promote Clinton-Trump ‘Love Song’ Spoof Videos

Advox

Since they can't stop people from following the news, propaganda authorities are focusing on the more absurd aspects of the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

4 October 2016

A Russian Traveled the US Campaign Trail and This Is What He Saw

RuNet Echo

Ilya Varlamov is one of Russia's most popular photographers and bloggers active today. Last month, he traveled across the US, capturing images that would appeal to his readers back home.

São Paulo's New Mayor and Donald Trump Sure Have a Lot in Common

"Wonders of political marketing...a businessman that made a career of exploiting relationships with the state was transformed into an activist of the efficiency of the private sector."

2 October 2016

Jamaicans Get Fired Up About the U.S. Presidential Contest and a Popular Singer's Shock Endorsement

"After all that brouhaha, all the rage — it is time now to forgive the woman. For all the good she has done and sung, we owe her that…"

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