Posts Tagged ‘elections

16
May
08

On air: Can the internet make democracy work better?

We’ve invited Phil Noble, the leading expert in the States on politics and the internet, to take part in World Have Your Say on Friday. He believes that the internet will revolutionise democracy. Do you agree?

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10
Apr
08

Talking points for 10 April

Good morning, yesterday we wondered “Who leads Africa?” So step forward Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa, who’s called a meeting of southern African leaders on the Zimbabwean presidential poll delay. Another challenger is new ANC leader Jacob Zuma, who’s criticism of the delay in announcing the election results contrasts with position of South African President Thabo Mbeki.

And as the list of leaders who say they won’t be attending the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics grows longer, what does China have to do to get the Games back on track? How can it staunch the avalanche of criticism? And what should the IOC do?

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02
Apr
08

Should the MDC do a deal with Mugabe?

The Movement for Democratic Change has announced their version of the election results in Zimbabwe. At a news conference they claimed that their candidate Morgan Tsvangirai gained 50.3 per cent of the vote thus avoiding the need for a run-off vote. It says President Robert Mugabe got 43.8 per cent of the total vote and the independent Simba Makoni got 6 per cent……

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07
Mar
08

Testing times for Iran’s Ahmadinejad?

Hello from Newshour. Iran is holding parliamentary elections next week, and on Saturday 8th March at 1230 GMT we’re going to be taking a look at what this means for the country’s populist president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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04
Mar
08

Stories for Wednesday 5 March – OH, TX primaries

Iain here updating Peter’s post.. We find ourselves in the WHYS office this morning mulling over whether to devote the whole of today’s programme to the US election campaign, or to look for something else to talk about…

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19
Feb
08

Is Pakistan misunderstood?

The two main opposition parties in Pakistan have a clear majority after yesterday’s parliamentary elections – and it looks like they’ll may be putting aside their differences to try and form a coalition.

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15
Feb
08

What affects how Pakistanis vote?

Hello from Newshour. Those of you in Pakistan are poised to vote on Monday and Newshour’s Owen Bennett-Jones will be in Lahore on Saturday at 1230 GMT, discussing how you’ll be voting and why. We’d value your contributions, and, wherever you are, if you have a question about the elections, we’ll do our best to get you an answer. Continue reading ‘What affects how Pakistanis vote?’




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