Stories about Elections from March, 2007
Nigeria: using website to communicate with voters
Naijablog has a short post about the website of the Nigerian presidential candidate, Umar Musa Yar'adua. He is inviting voters to communicate directly with him through his site.
Malawi: Is homosexuality anti-Malawi?, Voices against former President, and Malawian blogger visits Yahoo!
Homosexuality is one the most controversial topics and illegal to practise in Malawi. However, many Malawians in the diaspora are faced with the reality of gay or lesbian relationships. A regular Malawian blogger on MMalawikutheba is shocked at the behaviour of some Malawians who are gay and practise it in...
Egypt: Bloggers Arrested in Anti-Government Rally
Egypt is at it again and amid little or next to no coverage in the mainstream media, its dynamic bloggers are living up to their reputation of being true citizen journalists, giving us a minute by minute break down of developments on the ground. According to Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdulfattah,...
Russia: Regional Elections
This past Sunday Russians voted in regional elections for legislative assemblies in 14 of Russia’s 86 regions. Although their choices failed to surprise anyone, bloggers did find much to write about. Andy of Siberian Light: It probably won’t surprise you to hear that pro-Putin party United Russia came first in...
Armenia: Early Advertising
The CRD/TI Armenia Election Monitor 2007 reports that campaign advertisements are going up in Yerevan despite such ads not yet being legally allowed.
French Elections and Darfur
Le Pangolin posts [Fr] the flyer for a meeting to take place March 20 in Paris where French presidential candidates including Ségolène Royal and Nicolas Sarkozy will answer the question: “What do you plan to do about Darfur?”
China: People's Conferences
If you've been following the glorious progress being made in this year's rounds of the parliamentary-ish National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, where members of China's government and military from across the country meet in the highest halls of power, make proposals and decide the future...
Russia: “The Yabloko of Discord”
VeryRussianTochkaNet writes about the election scandal involving the Yabloko party in St. Petersburg.
Itching for Eestimaa writes about the recent elections (+32 comments) and their impact.
Estonia: Election, etc.
The Economist's Edward Lucas sees the recent election in Estonia as “both important and worrying.” There are 36 comments to the entry so far, many of them about the fate of the Bronze Soldier monument, and some in Estonian.
Cambodia: Prime Minister Uses Scare Tactics for Votes
Blogs by Khmer takes offense at Cambodian Prime Minister's recent speech where he asked the people not to beg his party for schools and other facilities if the party looses the elections. “Shame on you, Mr. Prime Minister! Improving people's lives by building schools, hospitals, bridges, libraries, roads are the...
Estonia: Post-Election Picture
Vilhelm Konnander reviews the chief players in Estonia's post-election politics.
Tunisphere: Mauritania's elections, Super shield and Mohammed Abbou.
Mauritania's presidential elections were almost ignored on the Tunisian blogosphere. Only Nadia From Tunis brought attention to this historical event in this country, a member of the UMA (Arab Maghreb Union). In this article, Nadia talked about all the miraculous decisions made by a military who took over using force...
Romania: Illiterate Politicians; Irrational Policies
Blog Bucharest writes about one of the country's top politicians whose knowledge of the Romanian grammar is shamefully poor. Also, Romania's capital may soon cease being a destination for budget airlines – no sooner than it has become one.
Senegal: democracy, hiphop and blogging
Ethan Zuckerman on elections in Senegal, “One of the stories I’ve not paid much attention to are the elections in Senegal, where incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade appears to have won re-election in the first round of elections. There’s been some minor strife around the elections – negligible in comparison to...
Senegal: Some Wade Pluses
Blog Politique du Sénégal has had (Fr) a hard time understanding Wade's victory in last week's presidential election but concedes: “Wade is not completely undeserving. The infrastucture he has built, the many secondary schools were necessary. His regime has built more infrastructure in 7 years than his predecessors in 20.”
Ukraine: Early Election?
Sounds like a deja vu, but Ukraine may be heading towards yet another election – an early parliamentary one, writes Foreign Notes.
Senegal: Wade Official Winner
Blog Politique du Sénégal posts the definitive presidential election results which reflect Wade's win with 55.72% of the vote, and Idrissa Seck as the runner-up with 15.52% . Ousmane Tanor Dieng is third and Moustapha Niasse is 4th. The results are further itemized by city.
Senegal: Candidate's Vote for Himself Not Counted
Blog Politique du Sénégal quotes candidate Moudou Dia's declaration that at the voting center where he, his wife and two friends voted for him, he officially received no votes. The blog humorously adds (Fr): “To take 3 to 4 votes from a man who barely got .13% of the vote...
“Estonia is the first country in the world to hold such a parliamentary election by a web-based system in which voters can cast ballots online,” reports A Step At A Time.