All Posts Tagged With: "elections"

Week in Review: Iraq prepares for Sunday’s elections

Week in Review

Week in Review: Iraq prepares for Sunday’s elections

Worldfocus looks at this Sunday's Iraqi parliamentary elections, which could exacerbate sectarian divisions. We also examine what has changed in the seven years since the Iraq invasion. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Gideon Rose, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, and Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University.

Posted: March 5, 2010 17:48   Comments: 15
Far-right Dutch party makes big gains in local elections

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Far-right Dutch party makes big gains in local elections

The Netherlands today held municipal elections in hundreds of cities and towns across the country. The Freedom Party, a populist, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigration party led by Geert Wilders, ran in just two of those elections. In one city, it came in first, and in the other city, the Hague, it came in second. The party wants to outlaw Muslim headscarves in Holland.

Posted: March 4, 2010 13:58   Comments: 70
Violence erupts in Iraq, killing at least 30 people

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Violence erupts in Iraq, killing at least 30 people

Even as Iraq prepares for elections, there were three separate suicide bombings in the northeastern provincial capital of Baqouba today that killed at least 30 people. For more on the violence and the upcoming elections, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Michael Wahid Hanna, a fellow at the Century Foundation. And Anita McNaught reports for Al Jazeera English.

Posted: March 3, 2010 17:03   Comments: 1
Car bombs rip through Baghdad, leaving carnage and doubt

Interview & Video

Car bombs rip through Baghdad, leaving carnage and doubt

There was a stark reminder today of the ongoing challenges in Iraq -- a series of bombings that killed at least 128 and wounded hundreds more in Baghdad. Michael Wahid Hanna, a fellow at the Century Foundation, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the possible ramifications of the violence. Also, Al Jazeera English's Tareq Bazley reports from Baghdad.

Posted: December 8, 2009 15:32   Comments: 0
Fraud, threats and lack of women mark Afghan elections

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Fraud, threats and lack of women mark Afghan elections

Karin von Hippel of the Center for Strategic and International Studies recently returned from monitoring the elections in Afghanistan. She discusses how the security situation affected election turnout.

Posted: August 31, 2009 16:47   Comments: 40
Opposition landslide victory ushers in new era in Japan

Interview (video)

Opposition landslide victory ushers in new era in Japan

Yukio Hatoyama will usher in a new era of progressive and more liberal politics and government in Japan. Kenji Kohno is the Washington bureau chief of the Japanese television network NHK and discusses what this historic election means for Japan and U.S. relations.

Posted: August 31, 2009 11:03   Comments: 1
Week in Review: Afghanistan, Iran and the global economy

Week in Review

Week in Review: Afghanistan, Iran and the global economy

Garrick Utley of the Levin Institute and Rana Foroohar of Newseek discuss the top stories of the week: War and elections in Afghanistan, potential sanctions against Iran and the global economy.

Posted: August 28, 2009 14:20   Comments: 7
Youth, unemployment rally opposition in Japan’s elections

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Youth, unemployment rally opposition in Japan’s elections

In Japan, unemployment soars on the eve of national elections. A youth movement is sweeping the country, and the party that has ruled Japan for decades may be on the way out.

Posted: August 28, 2009 10:15   Comments: 0
Afghanistan news hunt results

News Hunt

Afghanistan news hunt results

Worldfocus partnered with News Trust to find some of the best journalism on Afghanistan and its second-ever presidential election. Find out how the international media portrayed the election.

Posted: August 27, 2009 08:43   Comments: 0
In Afghanistan, a kaleidoscope of alliances and betrayals

Perspectives

In Afghanistan, a kaleidoscope of alliances and betrayals

Worldfocus contributor Scott Bohlinger is a political analyst living in Afghanistan. He compares how people talk about politics and their candidates in the U.S. and Afghanistan.

Posted: August 21, 2009 13:45   Comments: 1
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