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· December, 2011

Stories about Elections from December, 2011

15 December 2011

Rwanda: Tweeps Debate as President Kagame Eyes Third Term

As debate on whether Rwanda's constitution should be amended to allow for a third term rages on, Rwandan President Paul Kagame says that citizens are free to say that they...

Video: Middle East Responds to Media via Webcam

Talk Back TV Middle East provides a way for people from in the Middle East and North Africa can talk back and give their take on state controlled television and...

14 December 2011

Zimbabwe: Outrage as Octogenarian Mugabe Eyes 2012 Election

ZANU-PF has endorsed Robert Mugabe as their candidate for Zimbabwe's presidential election expected next year. If it happens, Mugabe will be 88 years old and Africa’s second oldest person to...

Russia: December 10 Opposition Rally in St. Petersburg

RuNet Echo

Russia hasn’t seen such a mass political rally in almost twenty years. On Dec. 10, thousands of Russians all over the country hit the bricks to participate in peaceful demonstrations....

Egypt: Long Queues in Second Stage of Egyptian Elections

The second stage of Egypt's parliamentary elections started today, with Egyptians in nine provinces going to the polls. Here is a snap shot of reactions from Twitter on how the...

13 December 2011

Russia: Post-Election Protest in Vladivostok on December 10

RuNet Echo

Prior to the national protests that took place on December 10 in various Russian cities, Vladivostok internet community has been actively discussing the necessity to protest. Masha Egupova reported the...

Arab World: Congratulations Tunisia!

Human rights activist Moncef Marzouki, 66, has been elected as Tunisia's new interim president today. His appointment, which was followed by a moving acceptance speech, was noted by netizens from...

Brazil/Russia: The Struggle for Democracy in the Aftermath of Elections

Tunisia: Moncef Marzouki the New President of the Republic

Tunisia, the country that was the spark of the so called Arab Spring almost a year ago, now has a new interim President: Moncef Marzouki. Tunisian netizens react to the...

Russia: Gregory Shvedov on Braving the Putin Regime Online

RuNet Echo

The wave of popular, peaceful and nationwide protests in Russia has spread hopes of piecemeal reform. Gregory Shvedov, who heads the online news agency Caucasian Knot, is optimistic—but state pressure...

11 December 2011

Russia: 13 Protest Tweets, 6 Photos “Storified” (Updated)

Egypt: A Baha’i Blogger's Take on the Elections

The Baha’is of Egypt number perhaps only 2,000 people, but over the years the community has faced discrimination and sometimes hostility. Global Voices Online has spoken to Baha’i blogger Wael...

Arab World to Gingrich: “If Palestinians Are Invented People, Americans Are …”

Palestinians are “invented” people, who want to destroy Israel, says US Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. His comments, in an interview with a Jewish television channel, have drawn the anger...

Russia: “Why Are Russians Protesting Now?”

RuNet Echo

On Saturday, the world watched the biggest show of political activism seen in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union. This is hardly the first time Putin's Russia has...

Russia: An “Ethical Revolution”

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