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· April, 2011

Stories about Elections from 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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Mike in Central American Politics writes about the women running for president in Guatemala, and argues that “Guatemala is almost guaranteed to have a woman occupy the presidency or vice...

Haiti: Relevance of Lavalas

In the context of Haiti's recent elections, Toussaint on Haiti considers Fanmi Lavalas‘ political future: “The answer is not to cancel the last elections to have new elections that include...

Mexico: Bloggers Reflect on Elections in Peru

Tim Johnson in Mexico Unmasked and Richard Grabman in The Mex Files look at Peru's elections on Sunday, April 10 and compare them to the political climate in Mexico as...

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...

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....

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.

Singapore: Open letter to Opposition parties

Blogger Live.Life from Singapore writes an open letter to Opposition parties which will participate in this year's elections: “To win our hearts you have to offer concrete programs and ways...

Kazakhstan: Elections are over

Christya Riedel analyzes the outcomes of the presidential election in Kazakhstan, noting that they could be called “competitive, unpredictable and exciting” only with a large share of sarcasm.

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

Vadim Nikitin of Foreign Policy‘s Russia Blog discusses a campaign video [RU] for the 2012 presidential elections, allegedly first posted on the Communist Party website, which portrays the Putin-Medvedev 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...

Haiti: “Sweet Micky”‘s Mandate

Dying in Haiti puts forward the new president's mathematical mandate, saying: “His opportunity to do good for Haiti is huge. It would be great if he would deliver on just...

Nigeria: Exhibition of Images From Presidential Campaign

George Esiri followed the PDP Presidential campaign trail around Nigeria. An exhibition of the images he captured was launched at the Yar'Adua Centre yesterday.

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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