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· February, 2012

Stories about Elections from February, 2012

8 February 2012

Yemen: Yemen S-Election!

Yemen's Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi - unanimously nominated by parliament as the only presidential candidate for Yemen's February 21 election - has kicked off his campaign. Netizens comment on...

6 February 2012

Russia: Practice of Compulsory Military Service Comes Under Attack

RuNet Echo

Russia's compulsory military service practices are under attack due to a variety of reasons, including economic inefficiency, governmental corruption, and brutal hazing rituals that incite young conscripts to take their...

Jamaica: Women's Political Role

Tunisia: Politicians and Deputies Opt for Open Governance Through Social Media

The toppling of the Ben Ali regime last January paved the way for a growth in the use of social media across Tunisia. Today, politicians are using the same tools...

Armenia: Questioning pre-election developments

5 February 2012

Russia: Day of Protests Divides Citizens

RuNet Echo

Despite temperatures of -20 degrees, thousands of Russians went out to the streets to participate in election manifestations. Some, organised online, were protesting against the elections and possible re-election of...

3 February 2012

Kuwait: Parliamentary Election Marred by Violence

Incidents of violence have marked Kuwait's parliamentary elections. One candidate, Mohammed Al-Juwaihel, became the target of angry tribespeople after making discriminatory remarks and his election tent hub was burnt down....

Côte d'Ivoire: Hackers Threaten Intelligence Agency Upon Arrest of Journalist

Managing editor of newspaper Le Patriote, Charles Sanga, was arrested by the Ivorian intelligence agency, DTS, following a controversial story about the constitutional court of Côte d'Ivoire. The next day,...

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