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· May, 2007

Stories about Elections from May, 2007

Costa Rica: Meetings Against FTA

  21 May 2007

Sites against the vote to approve a Free-Trade Agreement continue to appear in Costa Rica's blogosphere. De pie, Costa Rica de pie!!! [ES] is a site published by the Frente Amplio political party that seeks “to inform the national communiy about the parlimentary resistance against the Free Trade Agreement with...

Chile: External Vote Rejected

  20 May 2007

Notas Al Margen [ES] reports on the rejection of the proposal that would allow Chileans living abroad to receive the right to vote. Some variations on the proposal called for new voters to register every five years, where they would need to travel back to Chile during this time period....

Costa Rica: Too Much Noise

  18 May 2007

Fusil de Chispas [ES] is already fed up with the inundation of “virtual trash” around the upcoming referendum on the signing of a free-trade agreement. Perhaps there might be an alternative site that one can find unbiased opinions. The site just might be this alternative that he was looking...

India: Democracy and Uttar Pradesh

  17 May 2007

Deepa's Web Log on the sheer “show of democracy” in the recently conducted elections in Uttar Pradesh. “In the heartland of India's largest state where women are by and large in purdah, a woman, from the lower caste, with no pretensions to sophisticated qualification or degrees or mannerisms, managed to...

Bahrain: Inciting Hatred

“Inciting hatred” is becoming a fashionable charge in Bahrain, explains blogger Mahmood Al Yousif. “Soon, Bahrain’s streets, villages and towns will once again live several days of a perfumed atmosphere. The wafts of tear-gas and the sounds of rubber bullets will be infused in decrepit narrow streets, while that effervescent...

Algeria: On Explosions and Elections

As Algerians head apathetically to the polls, in the sixth bout of elections held in the country since 1992, another attack rocks a major Algerian city; Constantine in the country's rugged east. The attack was comprised of two blasts, ten minutes apart detonated by way of remote controlled mobile phones....

Argentina: The Voting Habits of #10

  16 May 2007

Cronicas Argentinas [ES] is a blog that follows news of the country's most famous footballer, Diego Armando Maradona. The country is in full election mode, with posters, advertisements and campaign signs covering all. Many citizens already have their choices made for their ballot, but Juan Pablo Meneses writes about how...

Sarkozy, the “most gabonais of all French”

  15 May 2007

Reflecting on the French presidential elections [Fr], Don Ray of Le Blog de Don Ray comes away with three impressions: first, the election, with its record turnout, was proof of France's robust democracy; second, socialism in France is finished; and last, Sarkozy's presidency will do little to change France's policy...

East Timor: José Ramos Horta Wins The Second Round

  15 May 2007

The Moderate Voice announces José Ramos Horta's victory in East Timor's presidential elections and sees the process as an example the US should follow in Iraq. From the other side, Timor Online comments that FRETILIN [former ruling party] “was beaten by a convergence of global strategic and oil interests with...

Bahamas: The Cult of Personality

  15 May 2007

“…Twenty-first century leaders don’t run countries. People do. Thanks to fundamental changes in the transmission of information, every member of a democracy has the opportunity to make his or her voice heard — over the airwaves…or, more revolutionary yet, over the internet, through blogs and podcasts.” Nicolette Bethel challenges Bahamians...

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