Stories about Elections from July, 2010
Supporters of President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, have turned to the power of Facebook, Twitter and blogs to help him win presidential election that will be held in Rwanda on 9 August 2010.
Last month, a Russian non-governmental election-monitoring organization, Golos (A Voice), published an alternative Election Codex on the internet, that is designed to provide free, fair and transparent elections in Russia. It is one of a few recent examples of publicly developed draft bills that are promoted online.
Omar, at Iraq The Model, updates us on the ongoing saga following the Iraqi elections.
Camille Acey of Adventures in Wheelville comments on the problems Mr. Peter Bossman has come across, running for mayor in the Slovenian seaside port of Piran, apparently because of the color of his skin.
After receiving hundreds of comments on his Facebook page, Nigeria's President reversed a controversial suspension of the country's national football team. But was the President's change of heart really a response to citizens voicing their frustration on Facebook? Or because of pressure from international football's powerful governing body?
“The Trinidad Guardian editorial paid tribute to the Elections and Boundaries Commission of T&T…and went as far as recommending they be considered as ‘… potential recipients for this nation’s highest Independence Day award…'”: KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall disagrees.
Doreen blogs from Hargeisa, the unofficial capital of Somaliland: “There are swathes of colour everywhere, from the hotel lobby to the streets to the market place to the campaign trail.”
Just in time for the CARICOM Summit in Jamaica, journalist and blogger Annie Paul republishes an article she wrote about Trinidad and Tobago's new Prime Minister.
Emperor Nero is in Baghdad, writes IraqPundit. “The politicians are still arguing four months after the elections. They are supposed to seat a government by next week, but nobody here believes they can get it together by then,” he adds.
The beatroot analyzes Poland's presidential election results, speculating on the reasons why Bronislaw Komorowski did not win with a greater margin to his main contender Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
Transparency International's 2009 Global Corruption Barometer found that citizens around the world are increasingly worried about corruption in both the public and private sectors. People are often hesitant to speak out against corruption, and see traditional complaint mechanisms as ineffective. A growing number of citizens, however, are beginning to use...
Svetlana Gladkova of Profy discusses whether a Novosibirsk politician and twitterer @sapelkin has had his Twitter account suspended for political reasons, account abuse or as an election campaign PR-stunt.
Belarus Digest draws attention to the TV-movie “The God Father” – a documentary of Belarus under Lukashenko's rule, and sees it as a sign that Moscow wants to put pressure on Minsk.
Buddhika Weerasinghe uploaded pictures of Japan’s main party leaders [en] addressing speeches ahead of an upper house election, that will be held on July 11.
Plain Talk is unhappy with the recent actions of T&T's new Attorney General, as well as the Prime Minister's decision to appoint Jack Warner as Acting PM: “One cannot help but notice that the People's Partnership is failing at the task of Governance…has Kamla found out to her and the...
Conserve Uganda writes about election dates: “Nominations for President will be accepted on October 25 and 26, 2010, and the elections for President and Parliament will all happen between February 12 and March 1, 2011.”
Murzaki posts a photo-report from the constitutional referendum in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan.
Nathan Hamm opines on the political situation in Kyrgyzstan, which has conducted constitutional referendum last Sunday. “Voters cast their ballots for peace and stability”, and legitimization of interim government shall become a first step to settling the enormous list of issues.