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· August, 2011

Stories about Elections from August, 2011

Russia: Babe Armies of Putin, Medvedev and Limonov

Gerhard Mangott reports [ger] that the use of Russian pre-election campaign videos with scantily clad girls now has spread from Prime Minister Putin [ru], via President Medvedev [ru], to National...

Russia: Bloggers’ Summer of Civic Actions

Although August is traditionally considered a quiet month in Russia, the country's Internet has been alive with hundreds and thousands of people taking part in a number of social actions....

Argentina: The Economy and Cristina Fernández's Reelection

Bloggings by boz looks at how the economy might affect Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's reelection in the upcoming October presidential elections.

Guatemala: Campaign Violence

Mike blogs about campaign violence in Guatemala in his blog Central American Politics: “It's worrisome, but there is some evidence that things are getting better. And the violence associated with...

Thailand: Reviving the Democrat Party

Suthichai Yoon analyzes the defeat of the Democrat Party in the recent elections in Thailand. He said an overhaul is needed to improve the image of Thailand's oldest political party.

Cape Verde: Presidential Candidates on Facebook

A group of Capeverdean citizens called Pioneiros de Cabo Verde have created an event on Facebook for the Presidential Elections that will take place on August 7. The event's page...

Philippines: #Zubiri and #Pimentel hashtags

The twitter hashtags #zubiri and #kokopimentel which became global trending topics for several hours refer to Philippine Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri who resigned from the Senate after the cheating allegation...

Russia: Keeping Track of Elections

Vladimir Kara-Murza of Spotlight on Russia writes about the peculiar process to get St. Petersburg governor Valentina Matviyenko eligible for nomination to the post of speaker of the Federation Council...

Guatemala: E-Forum With Presidential Candidates

On August 2, the citizen movement #EstoEsGuate [es] (This is Guatemala) held an e-forum with presidential candidates. Sakis Gonzales from Una Hoja de Papel [es] and Billy Quijada from Blog...

Russia: Opposition Tactics for Presidential Elections

Kevin Rothrock of A Good Treaty sums up a recent discussion among Russian opposition bloggers on which tactics to use to avoid that Putin or Medvedev do not get re-elected...

Russia: Medvedev or Putin for President

Amid speculations on whether Medvedev or Putin will run for the Russian presidency in March 2012, Patrick Armstrong of Russia: Other Points of View argues that – judging from key...

Peru: Reactions After Ollanta Humala's Inauguration

On July 28, Ollanta Humala was inaugurated as the new Peruvian President. Comments and reactions in social networks have been filled with everything from faith and hope, to bitter criticism,...

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