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· April, 2011

Stories about Elections from April, 2011

17 April 2011

Nigeria Votes 2011: Opinions From the Polls

Nigerians voted yesterday in the third presidential election since the nation transitioned to civilian rule in 1999. Thus far, the election has widely been declared a success, with only sporadic...

16 April 2011

Nigeria: #PlessYaHand and #NigeriaDecides Trending

Voting in Nigeria’s presidential election has begun. The election was postponed from 9 April, 2011. The main candidates are the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and Muhamadu Buhari. #PlessYaHand and #NigeriaDecides are...

14 April 2011

Macedonia: Fast-Track Lawmaking, Privacy Alert

The Macedonian Parliament disbanded itself today, as part of the process of preparation for the June elections. The ruling majority used the previous period to rubber-stamp a huge number of...

13 April 2011

Malaysia: Cyber Attacks Shut Down Independent News Website

Malaysiakini, an independent news portal in Malaysia, has been inaccessible since Tuesday 12 April, 2011, after being targeted by cyber attacks. The attacks came a few days before an important...

12 April 2011

Peru: Reactions Following the First 2011 Electoral Round

After celebrating the elections in Peru, the results indicate a second round between Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori. Bloggers, candidates, and analysts coincide that the result is principally a "vote...

Guatemala: The Women Running for President

11 April 2011

Haiti: Relevance of Lavalas

Mexico: Bloggers Reflect on Elections in Peru

Kenya: Netizens React to ICC Charges Against Six Kenyans

On 7 and 8 April, 2011, the International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed charges against six prominent Kenyan individuals whom the ICC prosecutor Louis Moreno Ocampo believes bear the most responsibility...

10 April 2011

Ivory Coast: Ivorians on Twitter React to the Address by Alassane Ouattara

The Republican Forces of Ivory Coast stopped at the doors of the presidential palace still occupied by Laurent Gbagbo, who is taking refuge in a bunker accompanied by family members....

9 April 2011

Peru Prepares for the 2011 Presidential Elections

On Sunday, April 10, more than 17 million Peruvians will elect the President for 2011-2016, along with 130 congress members (members of the Parliament). The campaign has been long, multifarious,...

Nigeria: Tweeting Parliamentary Election 2011

Using the hashtag #NigeriaDecides, Nigerians online talk about today's parliamentary elections that was originally scheduled to be held on 2 April, 2001.

7 April 2011

Nigeria: Will Technology Impact 2011 Elections?

Nigerians will go to the polls on 16 April 2011 to elect their new president. The election was postponed from 9 April 2011 because of organizational difficulties. In this post...

Russia: Communist campaign against tandemocracy

Malaysia: State Election Brings Another Sex Scandal

The Sarawak state election this April will have a big impact on Malaysia's national politics. Will the opposition finally defeat Sarawak's longest serving chief minister? Meanwhile, an alleged sex video...

6 April 2011

Haiti: “Sweet Micky”‘s Mandate

Nigeria: Exhibition of Images From Presidential Campaign

Egypt: Basboussa for President!

Former Egyptian television anchor and activist Bothaina Kamel announced on Twitter that she would be running for the Egyptian presidential elections. Here are reactions for and against her plans.

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