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· June, 2010

Stories about Elections from June, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: Setting Precedents

“There were some precedents set by the last PNM, which were so shocking, even by our elastic standards, that they must be highlighted, so we can ensure they are never...

Iraq: Who's Going to be the Next Prime Minister?

Although the Iraqi parliamentary elections took place in the 7th of March, the two major blocs according to the poll results, are still not able to agree on a single...

Poland: Approaching presidential elections

Polandian sums up the candidates for the June 20 Polish presidential elections with a twist on the country's election system.

Trinidad & Tobago: Broken Promise

Trinidad and Tobago's new Prime Minister has reneged on her promise to not move into her predecessor's residence, prompting B.C. Pires to comment: “What the palace stands for is clear…and...

Trinidad & Tobago: About those Laptops…

The recently elected government of Trinidad and Tobago has promised free laptops for children about to enter secondary school; has a better idea: “Schools. Infrastructure that supports broadband internet...

Czech Republic: Gender and youth in politics

Dr. Sean's Diary scrutinizes the gender and youth balance among parties and deputies in the newly elected Czech parliament.

Georgia: Social Media deployed for local elections

Local government elections in Georgia were held on 30 May and attracted huge interest from both the local and international community. Considered another test of the former Soviet republic's fledgling...

Philippines: Election fraud monitoring site

Bantay Garci 2010 is an “online central clearinghouse where the Filipino people can report anomalies in the recently concluded 2010 automated elections.”

Myanmar: New political parties

According to the website of the Myanmar government, 28 of 32 parties that submitted applications for registration as political parties have been granted permission to register as political parties.

Brazil: The Eleitor2010 Project

On May 29th Eleitor2010 [Elector2010, pt] was officaly launched. According to the press release [pt] it is a Ushahidi-based crowdsourcing platform which aims to aggregate citizen denouncements during this year's...

Colombia: Reactions to Presidential Elections from the Blogosphere

The Colombian blogosphere also reacted to the outcome of the presidential elections held on May 30, discussing why the Green party candidate, Antanas Mockus, lost to the candidate of the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Stepping Out of the Mold?

“Manning has one more chance at posterity: he can decide whether Trinidad AM (After Manning) goes backward (with Keith Rowley) or forward (with Penny Beckles)”: Trinidad Media Arts & Culture...

Burundi: Parties fight over poll results

This Is Africa discusses controversy over poll results in Burundi: “They [the opposition] alleged widespread intimidation and fraud, as well as a number of irregularities surrounding the ballot boxes.”

Rwanda: Open Letter to the President

A Citizen’s Weekly Open Letter to the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame: “I recently found out that Rwanda is not alone in jailing female opposition candidates who...

Colombia: First Reactions to the Results of Presidential Elections on Twitter

The results of the Colombian presidential elections held on May 30 surprised a lot of people. Tweeter users used the microblogging platform to voice their opinions on the outcome.

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