· April, 2006

Stories about Elections from April, 2006

Iran: Ahmadinejad & Propaganda

Mikhak (Persian), an Iran based blogger & journalist, writes that Ahmadinejad does not act as President of all Iranians. He just continues his radical propaganda and counts on his followers. He adds that Ahmadinejad acts as a candidate for presidential election rather than a President for the whole country.

Peru: Votes by Region

  20 April 2006

Peru Election 2006 has a handy graph breaking down the votes between Lima, outside of Lima, and outside the country. The votes for Lourdes Flores predictably decrease with each column.

Nepal: Restoring the legislature

  20 April 2006

As Nepal prepares itself for some form of democracy, the King grants audience to the Chief Justice in Nepal to discuss legal matters pertaining to restore the legislature says Legal News From Nepal.

Political discussions on blogs in Singapore

  20 April 2006

May 6th will be the polling day in Singapore's general elections this year. Tinkertailor comments on Tomorrow.sg and refers to a clarification by the authorities on the issue of political discussions on blogs and podcasts. There is no outright ban on discussions but the sites that consistantly promote a particular...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

As a postscript to the 1970 Gil Scot Heron poem ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised‘, There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock news… The Revolution Will Not Be Televised The revolution will be no re-run brothers; The revolution will be live. The revolution will be blogged. And...

Ukraine: Coalition Building and AIDS Project Suspension

  20 April 2006

LEvko of Foreign Notes and Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine both write about the treacherous world of Ukrainian politics. Dan also has this item, unrelated to the post-election coalition building and thus most likely doomed to be soon forgotten: “Bad news: The World Bank suspended a big AIDS project in...

DRC: Upcoming UDPS Forum in Belgium

  19 April 2006

Opposition party UDPS will hold a forum entitled “Political Crisis in the DRC and UDPS’ Refusal to Participate in the Electoral Process” on May 1 in Liege-Outremeuse, Belgium, writes (FR) UDPS Liege. ( Time and address provided in the post.)

Jedi elections. In Singapore?

  19 April 2006

mrbrown emphasises that his most recent podcast does not contain “explicit political content” because that is prohibited during the election period under the Singapore's Election Advertising Regulations. Instead it is about “a galaxy far far away” which happens to contain a complex civilisation holding elections.

Thailand's Senate criticised

  19 April 2006

Does Thailand need a Senate? a particularly well-timed question, given that it's being chosen right now, aired on the Senate Elections post at Bangkok Pundit. One of the country's political scientists thinks the Senate is a farce.

Singapore politician blog

  19 April 2006

As election fever heightens in Singapore – speculation is becoming intense that an election date will be announced very soon – opposition political activist and blogger Goh Meng Seng gives a rousing post Time For Battle as he announces blog silence for three weeks.

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko

  19 April 2006

Ethan of Room 12A writes about Yulia Tymoshenko event organized by the American Chamber of Commerce: “Yulia's least attractive quality is her taste for self-pity, which combines easily with her nose for conspiracy. Clearly cognizant that she was addressing a business audience, Yulia went to some lengths to stress that...

Peru: Nearing 92% of Votes Counted

  19 April 2006

Another day, another percentage point of votes counted in Peru. Un Lobo en Peru, contrary to what Andres Oppenheimer says, claims that Ollanta Humala is not compromising his nationalistic rhetoric. Comments start to get heated at Peru Election 2006.

DRC: Civil Society Criticizes Electoral Process

  19 April 2006

Congolese civil society (about 2o organizations) issued an indictment of various national and international institutions involved with the electoral process on Monday, writes (FR) Tony Katombe at Le Blog du Congolais. The statement specifically asked the international community to resist imposing an electoral process that might benefit them but harm...

Peru: The Voice Of Mother Earth

  19 April 2006

Un Lobo en Perú explains how even mother earth is getting restless for Peru's final election results. Also noted, the lowest abstention rate in over five decades.

Peru, Italy: The Vote Abroad

  19 April 2006

As the expatriate vote's influence on the Peruvian elections continues to be discussed, The Latin Americanist says that Italians living in Latin America played a crucial role in Romano Prodi's victory over Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

China: Blogger suggests agenda

  18 April 2006

The Sun Bin blogger raises two issues he expects to see addressed during Chinese president Hu Jintao's visit to the United States this week: plans for Iran and Tibetan independence: “Dalai [Lama] is showing to Hu that he can command all the Tibetan separatists (I guess I can use this...