Tag: Elections

Afghan, Pakistani and Indian Women Pressure Afghan Government in Advance of Election

by Aditi Bhaduri -India- April 2014! It hangs like a Damocles’ sword over the Indian sub-continent. While Afghans may be the  immediate beneficiaries, the ramifications of what April 2014 denotes will be felt far and wide – in Pakistan, India,

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Egyptian Elections: Economics and Politics Trump Women’s Rights

by Fernande van Tets and Aline Sara -Egypt- On Monday night it was announced that Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq would progress to the run off next month of the Egyptian presidential elections. Both are conservative candidates; Shafiq was prime

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Bothaina Kamel: Revolutionary, Defender of Social Justice, and Egypt’s First Female Nominee

by Manar Ammar -Egypt- In a sea of local press coverage and media appearances of presidential nominees for Egypt’s upcoming election, Bothaina Kamel’s name is left out. As the country’s first woman to nominate herself for Egypt’s highest position, she

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Fundamental Change in Colombia Unlikely with President-elect Santos

by Moira Birss -Colombia/USA- Fulfilling expectations after a solid showing in May’s first round, former Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos handily won Colombia’s June 20th presidential run-off election. Though Santos and his contender, Antanas Mockus, the former mayor of the

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From Protective Shields to Leaders: Kyrgyzstani Women Claim First Female Presidency

by Anna Kirey – Kyrgyzstan- The small, mountainous, post-Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan rarely makes international news. When it does, the headlines are either related to the presence of US and Russian military bases or protests against the government. Years of

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Why Wright Still Matters to Obama’s Campaign

by Faye M. Anderson – USA – With only three primaries remaining, the Democratic presidential nomination battle is nearing the finish line. While Barack Obama has won a majority of pledged delegates, he is still short of the 2,026 delegates

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Mugabe Wages Retribution Campaign After Losing the Election: Hundreds Flee for “Safety”

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – In the early hours of April 25th, Tariro Gweru and her husband Wellington awoke to a deafening knock on their bedroom hut. Wellington says he identified the frantic voices of his two friends, Simon

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No Election Results But a Recount Begins: Mugabe Uses Violence to Reverse the People’s Will as MDC Calls for a Work Boycott

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – “The moment the people stop supporting you, that’s the moment you should quit politics.” These were the seemingly reasonable and even wise words President Robert Mugabe used in the Highfield suburb of Harare, Zimbabwe’s

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Ruling ZANU PF Loses Majority to the Opposition in Zimbabwe & Seeks Election Runoff to Save Face

by Constance Manika – Zimbabwe – On Saturday, March 29th, I was one of the millions of Zimbabweans who went to the polls to choose a new president. I cast my vote to choose both a lower and upper house

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US Leadership Expert Michael Maccoby Discusses Which Candidate Is Best Suited for the Presidency

by Eva Sohlman – Sweden – What kind of leader does tomorrow’s America need? And who among the presidential candidates is best suited to meet the challenges that the next leader of the world’s superpower will face? These are some

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