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· June, 2006

Stories about Elections from June, 2006

Nepal: A democratic future

International Nepal Solidarity Network on ensuring a democratic future for Nepal. “Many organizations and individuals are collectively organizing a national conference entitled Citizens’ Initiatives for Future-2 on Asar 3-4, 2063...

Mexico: Three New Presidential Polls

Three new fascinating presidential polls have just come out in Mexico. Both the Mitofsky (ES) and Milenio/María de las Hera (ES) polls give Andrés Manuel López Obrador a slight lead...

Hungary: Budapest Mayor Bans Subway Bakeries

Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes that the mayor of Budapest has decided “to force bakery operators out of the metro stations,” a rather irrational and potentially...

Taiwan: Ma's assassination called for?

Did a Taiwanese underground radio station just call for the assassination of the island's Kuomintang leader and possible future presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou? Blogging from EastSouthWestNorth‘s Roland Soong suggests this...

Burkina Faso: Roundup

Under the Acacias reports on what is happening in Burkina Faso – famine, elections, health, economy, aid and gold.

DRC: Towards a Secession of Katanga Province?

Le Blog du Congolais ponders (Fr) the possibility of a secession of Katanga Province : “The neocolonialists have thought of all possible scenarios, especially that of a defeat [in the...

Slovakia: Players in the June Election, Part 2

Slovakia goes to the polls on June 17, and Lemuel of Deleted by Tomorrow continues his educating and entertaining series on the Slovak politicians – The good, the bad, the...

Oil Wars: Auding the Voters’ Registry

Oil Wars writes that Venezuela's voters’ registry “was thoroughly audited in late 2005 by an independent outside agency which found that it was a largely accurate and was completely appropriate...

Latin America: Friday Poll Numbers

Boz's Friday poll numbers this week show the neck to neck race in Mexico presidential race as well as an electoral map from Peru's recent election.

Colombia: Cartagena on Election Day

David of A Ride for the Climate left his hotel on election day in Colombia and took some pictures around Cartagena. He even conducted his own, surprisingly accurate exit poll.

Mexico: Who Won Last Night's Presidential Debate?

Eduardo Arcos asks his readers “who won last night's presidential debate? So far there's some consensus that Lopez Obrador performed best. Isopixel says that site traffic on Chilanga Banda, which...

Mexico: Liveblogging the Presidential Debate

Boz offered advice to both Calderon and Lopez Obrador before tonight's presidential debate. Among the livebloggers of the event: Alfredo Sanchez (ES), Rodrigo Aguiar (ES), Eduardo Arcos (ES), José Luis...

On Peru's Election

Another week, another important election in Latin America. This time we turn towards Peru where former president (1985 – 1990), Alan García will lead his country once again after defeating...

Singapore: Next Step for Citizen Journalism

Cherian George in his Singapore: New Media, Politics & the Law blog attempts to answer the question “What is next for Citizen Journalism” in Singapore.

Czech Republic: Election Ends in Stalemate

On June 2 and 3, the fourth election to the Chamber of Deputies since the 1993 split of Czechoslovakia took place in the Czech Republic – and ended in stalemate....

Peru, Venezuela: Poll Off by 28 Points

Both Francisco and Daniel Duquenal write with glee that the North American Opinion Research poll – often seen as pro-Chavez – was off by around 28 points in their prediction...

Mexico: Obrador and Populism

Both Michelle Dion and Greg Weeks examine the word “populism” in a recent New York Times article about Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Chilanga Banda says that the...

Peru: Commentary on Garcia's Victory

A.M. Mora y Leon has a nearly exhaustive summary of what anglophone bloggers are saying about Alan Garcia's victory in Sunday's Peruvian presidential elections. Enrique Mendizaba, an international observer during...

Blacks in France: Kofi Yamgnane Contending to be Socialist Party Candidate for Legislative Elections

Kofi Yamgnane, a French politician of Togolese descent and the Vice President of the General Counsel of Finistère [a region in northwestern France] in charge of water management, announces (Fr)...

Peru: Ollanta Humala Conceded

Fabiola Bazo writes that “in a very brief speech (no more than five minutes), Ollanta Humala conceded to a crowd of followers and supporters this evening.” Humala's second round opponent,...

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