· February, 2011

Stories about Elections from February, 2011

Macedonia: Violent Inter-Ethnic Incident on Skopje Fortress

  15 February 2011

Two large groups clashed around the old Skopje Fortress around noon on Sunday. The police failed to effectively separate an ethnic Macedonian and an ethnic Albanian mobs, which came to protest for and against construction of a church-like building that the government claims would become a museum. Some of the results include 6 injured civilians, 2 injured policemen, and alarmingly high levels of general fear and hate speech on-line.

Sudan: Southern Sudan becomes Africa's newest nation

  9 February 2011

Southern Sudan has officially become Africa's newest nation after Southern Sudanese voted for secession from the north. Official referendum figures released on Monday showed that 98.83 per cent of voters from the south chose to secede from the north. This is a roundup of reaction to referendum results.

Belarus: 2,600 People Vouch for Political Prisoners

  9 February 2011

Gomel-based activist Pyotr Kuznetsov is one of 2,600 Belarusians who have publicly vouched for those who remain jailed after the Dec. 19 presidential election protests. He addresses (RUS) the Belarusian president, Aleksandr Lukashenko, among others: “[…] [Is he] prepared to accuse 2,600 people of a conspiracy to change the constitutional...

Cote d’Ivoire: Manifesto for the respect of international law

  9 February 2011

A manifesto for the respect of international law in Cote d’Ivoire: “In the name of intellectual honesty, justice, democracy, peace and the dignity of Africa and the Africans, of whom we choose to be the mouthpieces, and against any geopolitical or financial calculations and anthropological prejudice, we declare that…”

Nepal: Parliament Finally Elects A Prime Minister

  9 February 2011

After months of infighting, bickering and a record setting 17 attempts, Nepal finally has elected a Prime Minister. Jhala Nath Khanal, leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML), was sworn in on Sunday, at a ceremony in capital Kathmandu.

Uganda: Online Guide to Presidential Elections 2011

  8 February 2011

Uganda's Presidential and Parliamentary Elections will be held on 18 February 2011. The leading candidates for the presidential race are the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), Dr. Kizza Besigye of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and Norbert Mao who represents the Democratic Party (DP).This is our Online Guide to Uganda's Presidential Elections 2011.

Zimbabwe: Zanu PF activates brutal campaign

  7 February 2011

Brutal campaign by followers of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe has started: “ZANU PF is already testing the effectiveness of its bloody election machinery in Harare. Last week there were brutal attacks against MDC supporters in Harare suburbs of Budiriro and Mbare.”

Nepal: A Smart Move By Prachanda

  6 February 2011

Paramendra Bhagat opines that supporting Jhalanath Khanal to be elected as Nepal's new Prime Minister was a smart political move by Maoist political leader Prachanda.

Nepal: At Last a New Prime Minister

  5 February 2011

Pradeep Kumar Singh reports that Jhalanath Khanal becomes the 34th prime minister of Nepal after numerous election attempts since the resignation of Madhav Kumar Nepal on June 30 last year.

Kazakhstan: Referendum Cancelled, Elections Announced

  5 February 2011

A group of citizens initiated a drive for signatures in support of a referendum to extend the incumbent president's authority until 2020 without elections, a move that was widely believed to be orchestrated from presidential administration. They collected more than 5 million signatures in less than three weeks during Christmas and New Years holidays