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All Posts Tagged With: "elections"

Measuring South Africa’s progress since apartheid

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Measuring South Africa’s progress since apartheid

According final results announced Saturday, the ruling African National Congress won South Africa's national elections, though it failed to gain a two-thirds majority and its leader has faced growing criticism. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner examines South Africa's progress since apartheid, however imperfect the country and its leaders may still be.

Posted: April 27, 2009 12:27   Comments: 0
Ruling party anticipates win in South Africa elections

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Ruling party anticipates win in South Africa elections

South Africa held national parliamentary elections on Wednesday. The ruling African National Congress is widely expected to emerge victorious, but analysts say the ANC will struggle to win the two-thirds majority that it has won in the past, with new challengers set to make a strong showing.

Posted: April 22, 2009 14:14   Comments: 1
Q&A: South Africa’s upcoming elections and power players

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Q&A: South Africa’s upcoming elections and power players

South Africans are scheduled to head to the polls on Wednesday to vote in the country’s fourth national elections since the end of apartheid. PBS WIDE ANGLE speaks with Azad Essa, a political blogger for the South African newspaper The Mail and Guardian, about the significance of the upcoming elections.

Posted: April 21, 2009 09:39   Comments: 1
India, world’s largest democracy, heads to the polls

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India, world’s largest democracy, heads to the polls

On Thursday, India -- the world's largest democracy -- wrapped up the first stage of its month-long general elections. The elections will choose a new parliament to be seated later this spring. Read what some of India's more than 700 million eligible voters had to say.

Posted: April 16, 2009 13:49   Comments: 3
Small parties are big players in India’s upcoming elections

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Small parties are big players in India’s upcoming elections

India, the world’s largest democracy, is scheduled to begin its multi-stage parliamentary elections on April 16. Mahima Kaul, a freelance reporter based in Delhi, explains how India's political landscape has changed over the past several decades, as political support has fragmented and smaller parties have become more influential.

Posted: April 13, 2009 20:04   Comments: 3
Moldova erupts into violent protests after elections

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Moldova erupts into violent protests after elections

Riots broke out in Moldova as thousands protested the Communist party's victory in parliamentary elections, claiming the results were falsified. One woman was killed and at least 100 were injured after the protests turned violent.

Posted: April 8, 2009 07:37   Comments: 5
Roundup of election results from Europe to Latin America

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Roundup of election results from Europe to Latin America

From Europe to Latin America, voters elected new leaders and governments during the last few months. Here is a roundup of the newly-elected governments with reactions from bloggers on the ground.

Posted: April 1, 2009 08:40   Comments: 0
Indonesian red-light district alive with debate over elections

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Indonesian red-light district alive with debate over elections

Campaigns are heating up as Indonesia approaches parliamentary elections on April 9. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about how election season is shaping up in Dolly, a district of Indonesia known for prostitution. He describes a vigorous debate between women in an overcrowded café.

Posted: March 30, 2009 13:05   Comments: 0
Reading between the lines of Iran’s response to Obama

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Reading between the lines of Iran’s response to Obama

Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner, the former deputy foreign editor of the Washington Post, dissects Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's response to President Obama's video message to Iran and both countries' political positioning.

Posted: March 23, 2009 14:04   Comments: 2
Iran dismisses Obama’s video message

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Iran dismisses Obama’s video message

Geneive Abdo of the Century Foundation discusses how to interpret Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's apparent dismissal of Barack Obama's recent overture to Iran.

Posted: March 23, 2009 12:55   Comments: 2

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