· August, 2010

Stories about Elections from August, 2010

Nepal: Leadership Vacuum Continues

  13 August 2010

More than a month after the resignation of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, the Himalayan country Nepal is still without a leader. Four rounds of elections have failed to produce a clear winner, another round is scheduled for August 18th.

Haiti: Wyclef's Plans

  11 August 2010

Dessalines’ Children re-posts a video in which Wyclef Jean outlines “the main issues facing Haiti…how his presidential bid was inspired by Nelson Mandela and anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko, and why his lack of political experience might work to his advantage in office.”

Rwanda: Bloggers Discuss Presidential Election 2010

  10 August 2010

Preliminary results released by the National Electoral Commission show that Paul Kagame has won Rwandan election by a landslide. What does Kagame's victory mean to Rwanda? Was the election free and fair? What are the real challenges facing Rwanda now that the election is over? These are some of the issues that bloggers are discussing following the release of preliminary results.

Rwanda: Rwanda Votes

  9 August 2010

Graham Holiday blogs about presidential election in Rwanda: “Kigali residents were out in numbers this morning to vote in the 2010 Presidential election. Voting was scheduled to begin at 6am. I spotted a line of 60 – 75 voters at around 5:15amin in Kimihuru district.”

Haiti: Thoughts on Wyclef

  9 August 2010

While Currents Between Shores respects Wyclef Jean's bid for the Haitian presidency, she also thinks “his passion is naive, his vision is vague and short-sighted and that just because he can run for president of Haiti, doesn't mean that he should.” Mediahacker, meanwhile, says: “Jean likened himself to Barack Obama,...

Kenya: Don't dismiss those who rejected new constitution

  7 August 2010

Those who rejected the new Kenyan constitution should not be dismissed: “So one in every three Kenyans took issue with the new constitution to the extent that they voted to reject it. As we who voted YES! celebrate, let’s not forget them or dismiss the concerns they expressed.”

Nepal: Fourth Round Fails to Elect a Prime Minister

  7 August 2010

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports on the stalemate in the election for a new Nepali Prime Minister: “the fourth round of voting today in the parliament failed to elect a prime minister. Fifth round of voting is scheduled for Aug 18.”

Haiti: Wyclef & the Presidency

  6 August 2010

As Wyclef Jean announces his bid for the Haitian presidency, The Haitian Blogger comments: “The man is not qualified for the office. Number one, his candidacy violates the Haitian Constitution.”

Kenya: Welcome to Kenya 2.0

  5 August 2010

Kenyans have decided. Kenyan citizens have overwhelmingly voted "Yes" in Kenya's referendum on a new constitution. Leaders of the "No" camp have admitted defeat. Bloggers are celebrating and welcoming the world to Kenya 2.0.

Kenya's Referendum: Initial Observations

  5 August 2010

Initial observations of Kenya's referendum on the new constitution from Chris: “The desperate people who spread lies and used every trick in the book to deny long suffering Kenyans the best thing that has ever happened to them, are still very much around and scheming. And so passing of a...

Kenya: Kenya 2.0

  5 August 2010

It's Kenya 2.0!: “Kenyans have today approved a new constitution in a landmark referendum vote. Thank you, fellow Kenyans! And welcome to Kenya 2.0!”

Tweeting Kenya's Referendum 2010

  4 August 2010

Kenyans voted today in a referendum for a new constitution. Kenyan twitter users have been busy posting tweets related to the referendum using hashtags: #uchaguzi, #kenyadecides, #referendum and #kuweniserious.

Haiti: “President”?

  4 August 2010

“Hip-hop…is something of a pulpit…so it’s little wonder that…Haitian-American superstar Wyclef Jean, as a child of the Haitian diaspora [is] destined to return and lead his people out of bondage”: Dessalines’ Children and Repeating Islands blog about the singer's intention to run for the Haitian presidency.

Haiti: Elections Without Lavalas?

  3 August 2010

“International donors have expressed disappointment at Haiti's failure to hold inclusive elections, but have continued to fund them”: Wadner Pierre says that “Fanmi Lavalas, widely seen as the most popular political party in the country”, is being banned from participating in the upcoming elections this November.

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