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· August, 2006

Stories about Elections from August, 2006

DRC: Runoff to Come

The Salon posts (Fr) early election results concluding there will be a runoff between Joseph Kabila and Bemba. The blogger adds: “The Congolese people have voted. Now please let us...

Transparency is Promoted and Debated in the Brazilian Election Process

The call for transparency is ringing in the Lusosphere these days. Brazilian presidential and general elections are six weeks from now and, after the innumerable corruption scandals involving congressmen and...

DRC: Louis Michel's Performance as a Mediator

According to Ndjoli Bodjenga at Le Blog du Congolais (Fr) European Commissary Louis Michel has performed poorly as a mediator during the transition to elections in the DRC: “An impartial...

DRC: A Wasted Election?

At Le Blog du Congolais, Ndjoli Bodjenga assesses the recent election as follows (Fr): “The posh crowd from the international community (Miche, Okala, Barosso, Swing, etc.) is happy to have...

Estonia: “Democracy in Action”

In preparation for Estonia's presidential election, Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa decides to annoy municipal representatives of political parties and thus show “democracy in action“: “So for the next eleven...

Mexico: Elections: Still Waiting …

The partial vote recount has concluded in Mexico, but what can one do except wait, says Ceci Connolly in a thorough (and well-linked) post of what's to come. The post...

Guyana: At the airport

MediaCritic describes the experience of arriving at Guyana's international airport, wondering why the place is so empty and desolate: “Is it the election effect? This is after all the height...

Brazil: Lula Declines Debate

Boz says that President Lula da Silva made a big error by declining to show up for the first presidential debate. Opposition blogger Luís Afonso Assumpção is bothered by Lula's...

DRC: The East Votes Kabila

Of the eastern DRC's 85% vote for Kabila, UDPS Liege writes (Fr): “They are free to make that choice. (…) The eastern DRC opted to align themselves with the Rwandan...

Russia: “The Presidential Panic”

Ruminations on Russia writes about post-Putin “transition risk” and explains what's in store for those willing to make business in Russia.

Nepal: A revolution at the ballot box

Paramendra Bhagat on how voting day marks a revolution by itself. “But you can not beat getting 15 million people out at the voting booth on a single day. No...

Mexico: AMLO Moving On?

After writing an open letter which asks the former Mexico City mayor and presidential candidate to be more tolerant in his civil disobedience, Ricardo Carreón says there are now signs...

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Nweala's exit from the Nigerian govt. Bloggers share their thoughts.

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Nweala's exit from the Nigerian government. Bloggers share their thoughts.

Mexico: Recounts and Protests

As the partial recount of disputed votes gets underway, Ana Maria Salazar says that Sympathizers of the Coalition for the Good of All, blocked major banks across Mexico City. Ceci...

Ecuador: Undecided Voters

Boz asks “what's the matter with… Ecuador?” as 60 to 80% of surveyed voters remain undecided just two months before elections.

Death of Joseph Sankara, Drug menace in Ghana, Prof Chike Obi and Prez Election in Gambia

Burkina Faso's independence day, a Nigerian mathematician, and elections in Gambia

Guyana: Flawed election list

“Something is very dodgy here,” says MediaCritic, having perused the list of electors and found the names of two relatives who left Guyana several years ago (and who, moreover, had...

Mexico: Obrador's Supporters Disappointed

Having just returned to Mexico City from South America, Ricardo Carreon observed last week that much of the “protest” in support of Lopez Obrador consisted of empty tents along Reforma...

Venezuela: Outsider Presidential Candidates

Boli-Nica gives historical and geo-political context to the outsider presidential campaign of Benjamin Rausseo, wondering aloud if the Venezuelan comedian might actually have a chance against Chavez in this December's...

Iran: Reformist journalists won election!

Iran paparazzi reports that reformist journalist won Association of Journalists’ election. The blogger says it is possible that Ministry of Labour does not accept this election and conservative journalists who...

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