Stories about Elections from August, 2007
“For an event that is asking people to pay $100,000 per plate you would think that they would at least get the invitation right!” Now is Wow has a bone to pick with the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.
“Now taking advantage of disaster is a time honoured tradition amongst West Indian politicians,” writes Notes from the Margin, commenting on the impact Hurricane Dean may have on Jamaica's upcoming elections.
Ukrainiana reviews the platforms of the main contenders in the upcoming election: “born-again, gutsy President Yushchenko” and Yulia Tymoshenko's “feminine mystique” – as well as Victor Yanukovych's “self-styled notion of stabilnist, or political stability.”
Foreign Notes posts updates on Yulia Tymoshenko's pre-election moves – here, here, and here.
Sean's Russia Blog writes about the current political preferences of Russia's Communist Youth League.
Christine Quirk looks at how clans shape political behaviour and in how far they make it difficult to enfranchise groups who might have different viewpoints or are far down on the clan power structure.
The Manicou Report refers to a newspaper story that suggests a government MP will not automatically be nominated to contest his seat in the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago general elections, following a controversial altercation with anti-smelter protesters.
The Lebanese constitution stipulates that the parliament should convene and elect a new president within a period of at least a month before the end of the tenure of the presiding president. The term of the current President Emille Lahoud will be over in November of this year. Therefore, it...
Guillaume Perrier, author of the blog Au fil du bosphore , muses about the toughening rhetoric in the Turkish political sphere (Fr) as the election for the Turkish presidential office comes to an end. Perrier asks whether the promises of uniting the country are already forgotten.
Thailand Jumped the Shark takes the editorial team of Thai English language daily Nation to task for their bias against the poor. ” They have contempt for the poor masses, they have contempt for anybody who supports Thaksin or is affiliated with him, and they have contempt for anybody who...
Caribbean Free Radio refers to an article by Nilanjana S. Roy to make a point about tolerance – religious and otherwise – and puts in her two cents’ worth about Trinidad & Tobago's 2007/2008 Budget.
Mark MacKinnon writes about the recent BBC ban and the Nashi movement's summer camps: “Both the Kremlin's bolstering of “patriotic” youth movements and its crackdown on non-state media outlets are moves directed at heading off any kind of Orange Revolution-inspired uprising in Russia around December's Duma elections and/or next year's...
Results to be announced soon. Here are the early results: “93% of the of polling stations have reported their results APC (All People’s Congress) is ahead at 44%, SLPP (Sierra Leone People’s Party) follows close behind at 38%. This is not a huge surprise I guess; everyone expected these two...
There are 48 comments so far to a post on xenophobia and violence in Russia, over at Sean's Russia Blog. One commenter writes: “It seems to me that the Kremlin gave a green light to the ‘ultra-nationlist’ tendencies of some ethnic Russians by the way it dealt with Georgia and...
The British are betting on who's going to be the next Russian president, Eternal Remont reports.
As the parliamentary and presidential elections draw near, the BBC's Russian-language broadcasts have been chased out of Russian FM radio. Vilhelm Konnander has more on it.
Thanks to Facebook, Paradise Found is “friends with the two most politically influential people in Bemuda” and shares his thoughts on this new political tool.
Arthur concludes that Kazakhstan's parliamentary elections which took place this weekend were seriously flawed, both because of irregularities on voting day itself and, equally important, because of skewed media coverage of the poll's contestants. Plus: Bonnie Boyd writes a great backgrounder on the elections.
Barbados Underground thinks that Jamaica's political landscape could be affected in the aftermath of Hurricane Dean: “It will call for collaboration between the PNP anf JLP at a time when emotions are close to flash point.”
KZBlog reports that the ruling Nur-Otan party of President Nazarbayev has reason to celebrate their landslide in Kazakhstan's parliamentary elections while the opposition is refuting the poll result.
Music from many different genres is being used for campaign purposes and Elecciones Guatemala [ES] provides some examples of song lyrics.