On Sunday, February 7, Costa Rica elected Laura Chinchilla as the country's first female president. Chinchilla, of the ruling National Liberation Party, will succeed the incumbent president, Oscar Arias. Costa Rican bloggers react to the election result.
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The Nigerian national assembly voted today to install Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan as interim leader until ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua is fit enough to return to office. Nigerian bloggers comment on the unfolding leadership crisis in the country.
Worldfocus contributing blogger Jamblichus analyzes the leadership style of conservative South Korean president Lee Myung-bak. He argues that Lee, a former CEO of Hyundai Engineering, has a penchant for mammoth projects such as a controversial plan to dredge Korea's major waterways.
Hsin-Yin Lee, a former associate producer at Worldfocus, writes about the new EU leader's hobby. With the international community focused on the Wall Street crisis and China's rise, Lee blogs that it's refreshing to know that the first EU president is a haiku poet.
Peter Eisner blogs about why Honduras needs financial support, economic relief and social help. He contends that the U.S. and other nations should increase their foreign aid, since 50 percent of Honduras' 7.7 million people live below the poverty line -- and almost 40 percent are children.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave his blessing to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, clearing the way for Ahmadinejad to be sworn in on Wednesday for a second term. But later, there were reports of new clashes in Iran between security forces and protesters who oppose Ahmadinejad.
Iran’s presidential election is set for Friday, and the race is heating up between the incumbent, Mahmound Ahmadinejad, and his rivals. Iranian youth are taking to the streets, and bloggers are vigorously discussing the candidates.
On Friday, tens of thousands of South Koreans lined the streets for the funeral of their former president, Roh Moo-hyun, who committed suicide. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about experiencing the shared grief of the country.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses Somalia's new leader, a moderate Islamist who was driven out of power by Ethiopian forces only a few years ago.