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Elections

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Latest stories about Elections

9 April 2014

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Macedonian President's Interview Blunders Leave Macedonians Laughing

A series of gaffes in a televised interview by Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov have provoked widespread discussion among Macedonian social media users as presidential elections approach.

2 April 2014

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Ministers’ Firing Sparks Debate about Women, Race & Politics in Trinidad & Tobago

Caste, misogyny and race are hot topics of discussion in the Trinidad and Tobago blogosphere, following the recent dismissal of two Ministers of Parliament.

30 March 2014

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Indonesian Candidates Accused of Exposing Children to ‘Indecent’ Campaign Shows

Twerking-like Dangdut dances and cash handouts are among the spectacles watched by children in the ongoing legislative election campaign in Indonesia.

24 March 2014

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President Santos Confirms the Dismissal of Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro

The Colombian president did not adopt precautionary measures by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for Gustavo Petro to continue as mayor of Bogotá, the country's capital.

20 March 2014

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Algerian Opposition TV Network Shuttered Ahead of Presidential Elections

Independent television network Al-Atlas TV, known for broadcasting Algerian opposition viewpoints without any restriction or censorship, was shut down by Algerian authorities on March 11.

17 March 2014

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Leftist Candidate Wins Presidential Elections in El Salvador by a Margin of 6000 Votes

In El Salvador, candidate Salvador Sánchez Cerén won the presidential election by 6,364 votes. The losing party and their candidate, Norman Quijano, are demanding a recount and calling for protests.

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Russian Officials Sanctioned Over Crimea Scoff on Twitter

RuNet Echo

"Comrade Obama, what should people who don't have any foreign bank accounts or property do? Did you not think of that?)" -Dmitry Rogozin

15 March 2014

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Russia's Crimea Ballot Fraud that Wasn't

RuNet Echo

A scandal surrounding a ballot photo suggests that Russians are pessimistic about Crimea's Sunday referendum. Many are ready to believe the worst now, even on laughably circumstantial evidence.

2 March 2014

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#DZ2014, a Hashtag against Fraud and Dictatorship in Algeria

Netizens in Algeria are speaking up against a 4th term of the Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Their actions, initiatives and protests are documented through the hashtag #DZ2014.

27 February 2014

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Mayoral Elections in Ecuador: Setback for the Government?

Preliminary results indicate that PAIS Alliance, Ecuador's ruling party, have lost the mayoral races in the country's five most populous cities: Guayaquil, Quito, Cuenca, Manta and Santo Domingo.

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