· December, 2008

Stories about Elections from December, 2008

Politician bloggers in the Philippines

  14 December 2008

Filipino internet users are increasing every year. Majority of those who use the internet are reading blogs. It is not surprising that politicians and political parties in the Philippines are now bringing their campaigns in the internet.

Bolivia: National Electoral Court Under Exeni

  14 December 2008

Miguel Centellas of Pronto* examines the National Electoral Court under the leadership of José Luís Exeni, which”has become one of the most institutionalized instruments of the legal framework of Bolivia’s democracy.”

Bangladesh: Alliance Of Convenience

  12 December 2008

An Ordinary Citizen comments on the regrouped political alliances in Bangladesh targeting the general election at the end of the month: “these are alliance of convenience to grab the power rather than alliance of ideologies.”

Jamaica: Looking Back

  9 December 2008

As the year draws to a close, Jamaica and the World looks back on the good, the bad and the ugly of 2008.

Dominica, U.S.A.: Political Strategies

  9 December 2008

As Dominicans prepare themselves to go to the polls in 2010, Chris at Dominica Weekly thinks that “there are many strategies that local political parties can adopt from the Obama presidential campaign.”

Fiji's military coup: Two years on

  8 December 2008

Fiji’s military coup hits its two-year anniversary, and bloggers around the region have spent the past few days gathering thoughts and opinions on the country’s past, present and future.

Haiti: Distorted View of Aristide

  8 December 2008

HaitiAnalysis.com republishes an article that claims “repeated false stories of corruption against President Aristide are part of a continuing disinformation campaign against him that began when he first took office in 1991.”

Twittering the Ghanaian Elections

  8 December 2008

While the use of Twitter has become quite popular in some countries, it is still a very new tool in other regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa. However, it has proven to be an efficient way to quickly share information in times of political changes such as yesterday's Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Ghana as shown by this Twitter roundup.

Latvia: Ruling party in trouble

  6 December 2008

Baltic comments on the potential for political crisis in Latvia, as news broke that Prime Minister Godmanis and his ruling LPP/LC party overstepped the legal threshold for campaign spending for the 2006 parliamentary elections.

Jamaica: The Agony of Defeat?

  5 December 2008

Jamaican Kadene Porter, writing at Abeng News Magazine, notices that women are often less than gracious “when it comes to conceding defeat in a political campaign.”

Peru: Municipal Recall Elections

  4 December 2008

This Sunday, many Peruvians will vote in municipal recall elections, which will determine the fate of many elected officials based on their performance writes Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es].

Indonesia: Metaphorizing Obama

  4 December 2008

Indonesia Anonymus from Indonesia metaphorizes president-elect Barack Obama for the nation's governance: “… are [Indonesians] going to cling on to the same old divisive politics, same old status quo while at the same time happily cheering for America's Obama?”.

Romania: Election Results

  4 December 2008

An update on the results of the parliamentary election in Romania this past Sunday – at Corina Murafa: “Few Romanians left their cosy apartments for a trip to the ballot box (a bit less than 40% of them , to be more precise), and there’s worrisome statistics indicating that only...

Pressure for Fiji

  3 December 2008

A visiting European Union delegation concludes that there is no reason why Fiji should not continue with the elections next year. There is also a need for more domestic pressure to implement political reforms in Fiji.

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