· April, 2007

Stories about Elections from April, 2007

Bermuda: The state of the blogosphere

  25 April 2007

Bermuda's governing Progressive Labour Party has a new blog, prompting BravoZulu.bm to write, “While I applaud the idea of yet another Bermuda blog, suddenly blogging just became less cool. Like when your parents suddenly liked the same music that you did. When the cool suddenly becomes mainstream, it’s awkward. Macarena,...

Bangladesh: The Politics of Exile

  24 April 2007

The Bangladeshi blogosphere heated up reacting to the drama of the process of exiling the two powerful lady politicians of Bangladesh. Sheikh Hasina Wazed and Begum Khaleda Zia crowned the center stage in Bangladesh politics in the past few decades. They spearhead two different ideologies in Bangladesh, which instead of...

Nigeria: stop criticizing the government from the Diaspora

  24 April 2007

Pause to Ponder defends his opinion about the state of Nigerian democracy: “The above topic was inspired by my last post, which has earned me bashing from 2 fellow bloggers, I bet a lot more are still coming. Their vituperations are long awaited though, because of my own perspectives of...

Lesotho: election dispute update

  24 April 2007

Fade Out blogs about election dispute in Lesotho over Proportional Representation (PR) system: “The Public Eye has a second story here, which says absolutely nothing… However it seems that all sides are firm in their commitment to resolve this issue peacefully.”

Nigeria: Umar Musa Yar’ Adua wins presidency

  23 April 2007

The World According to Adaure breaking news: “Nigerians now have a new president in the person of Umar Musa Yar’ Adua. He garnered over 24 million votes in the April 21st presidential election. Mohammed Buhari came in second with 6 million votes, while Atiku Abubakar got over 2.6 million votes…The...

Tunisphere and the French elections:

Tunisia's love-hate relation - more love than hate - comes to life with the extensive coverage Tunisian bloggers provided in the run up to the French elections. France's impact on Tunisia is both historic and present - it has colonised the latter for a good 75 years and is today its foremost economic partner.

Kenya: financial resources of president Kibaki

  22 April 2007

siRKen discusses financial resources of the president of Kenya: In sharp contrast, everything is very low key with Kibaki. The only fairly known Kibaki family company is perhaps Lucia & Company Ltd which used to operate from Finance House where Kibaki had a private office before he became president.

Nigeria: blogger's voting experience

  21 April 2007

Nigerian blogger, Tayo Odukoya, blogs about his experience in the Nigerian presidential election: “The first observation was that the voting spot was quite devoid of people. If you read the registration process on my previous post “INEC Registration Exercise. Have you registered?”, you'll remember that due to the crowd of...

Kenya: parliamentary election campaign blog launched

  21 April 2007

We learn from Mzalendo that a Kenyan blogger has launched a parliamentary election campaign blog: “26 year old Daystar graduate student Jesse Masai (also a blogger on KBW) has recently launched his campaign blog. Please pay him a visit and let him know what you think, especially if you are...

General Strike in French Guiana

  21 April 2007

A general strike in French Guiana caused interruptions in power and transportation services, but no disruption of the French presidential campaigns since all campaigning must stop several days before the ballot (Fr).

French Election, Two Views on Segolene Royal

  21 April 2007

As France votes today in the first round of their presidential election, at Racontars, Akynou explains reasons for choosing for Segolene Royal. Meanwhile, Troup nul Guadeloupe says Royal is “dangerous for France”, arguing she has frequently altered her position in attempt to garner support (Fr).

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