Stories about Elections from November, 2009
Haiti: Pierre-Louis Ousted
“Haiti's Senate dismissed Prime Minister Michele Pierre-Louis on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009″: HaitiAnalysis.com reports that some senators believe “the vote was ‘illegal’ and plagued by procedural irregularities.”
Ukraine: Flu Stats, Panic, Gauze Masks (and Some Lingerie)
According to Ukraine's Health Ministry, 1,031,597 people in Ukraine have fallen ill with "flu, acute respiratory illness and their complications (pneumonia, etc.)" between Oct. 29 and Nov. 9 - and 174 of them have died. In the Ukrainian blogosphere, much of the discussion of the current medical emergency focuses on whether there are enough reasons to panic or not.
Ukraine: Flu and Politics
Jamestown Foundation Blog and Ukrainiana – on the politics around the flu situation in Ukraine.
Ukraine: “Political Flu”
Today's updates on the flu situation: Greetings from Kyiv chronicles Day 5 and Day 6 of the epidemic; Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes about the precautions taken at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant; Foreign Notes, What's up, Ukraine? and Wu Wei discuss president Yushchenko's address to the nation and other...
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Referendum Predictions
With 20 days to go to the Constitutional Referendum, Vincentian Life says: “It looks like Vincyland’s turned totally upside-down! A foreigner has predicted a tsunami, a local bishop has predicted heart attacks and I predict deeper divisions…”
Trinidad & Tobago: Political Meeting
ttgapers.com reports that “Prime Minister Patrick Manning and Opposition Leader Basdeo Panday have agreed in principle that Trinidad and Tobago needs a new constitution”, but B.C. Pires is not convinced that was the only item on their agenda: “What you think they will discuss at the ‘Diplomatic Centre'? Matters of...
Ukraine: Yet Another Flu Roundup
More updates on the flu situation – Greetings from Kyiv: “Flu is all anyone is talking about in Ukraine right now.” Ukraine Today: “Ukraine's best hope now is to pray for an early winter in hope that the virus will not survive Ukraine's bitter cold winters.” Ukrainiana: “People are dying...
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Poll Taking a Toll
Vincentian Life is “more than a little concerned that…electoral officials have up to 14 days in which to make public the results of the November 25 [referendum on constitutional amendments] poll. That is scary – I mean we have a situation where desperate men are behaving like they are going...
Ukraine: Flu Updates
Updates on the flu situation in Ukraine – at What's Up, Ukraine?, MoldovAnn, Greetings from Kyiv and Scenes from the Sidewalk.
China: Electoral Reform
China’s top legislature, the National People’s Congress, has started discussion on a draft amendment to the Electoral Law, which will ensure voters in the countryside have as much influence as voters in the cities. The draft amendment tabled for first reading at the bimonthly legislative session of the 11th NPC...
Ukraine: Updates on Flu
Updates on the flu situation in Ukraine, at Greetings From Kyiv – here and here, and at Ukrainiana – here.