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Candidate Registration Under Way For Iranian Presidential Vote

Candidate Registration Under Way For Iranian Presidential Vote | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Officials in Iran have begun registering candidates for next month’s presidential election, the first since Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection led to months of violent protests in 2009.
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Russia faces to watch: Alexei Navalny

Russia faces to watch: Alexei Navalny | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The anti-corruption blogger who has become an unofficial leader of the opposition.
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Mexico: Recounts for more than half the ballot boxes - CNN.com

Mexico: Recounts for more than half the ballot boxes - CNN.com | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The executive secretary of Mexico's Federal Election Institute says 54.5% of the ballot boxes from last weekend's presidential election will be recounted.
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Only One-Fifth of March 'Vote Fraud' Confirmed

Only One-Fifth of March 'Vote Fraud' Confirmed | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A Russian election official said on Friday less than one-fifth of voter complaints over alleged electoral violations during March's presidential polls has been confirmed.
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VIDEO: Reviewing elections night results

VIDEO: Reviewing elections night results | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Boris Johnson's narrow victory in the London mayoral race was a rare bit of good news for the Conservatives, as Labour, the SNP and UKIP had more to celebrate on Thursday night.
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Russia Restores Vote For Governors

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Russia's State Duma has passed by a narrow margin a Kremlin bill restoring popular gubernatorial elections.
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Russia’s opposition movement tested in southern city

Russia’s opposition movement tested in southern city | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
ASTRAKHAN, Russia — For almost four weeks, few people in this onetime caviar capital in southern Russia knew that an opposition mayoral candidate here had been on a hunger strike to protest an election he says was stolen from him.
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Cameron vows 'flat-out' vote push

Cameron vows 'flat-out' vote push | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The Conservatives are concerned about the "long-term good" of the country, not "short-term popularity", David Cameron will say in a campaign speech on Thursday.
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In Hong Kong, fears of China’s hidden hand overshadow election

In Hong Kong, fears of China’s hidden hand overshadow election | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Front-runner Leung Chun-ying faces persistent rumors of being a Communist Party member.
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How to steal an election

How to steal an election | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
IT WAS another good day for North Korea’s Workers’ Party. On July 24th 2011, amid music and gongs, the late Kim Jong Il shuffled past queuing throngs to cast his vote in the country’s local elections.
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Election map and swingometer

Election map and swingometer | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Browse the 2010 constituencies to see how the country stands, and use the three-way swingometer to see how various scenarios would affect the outcome...
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Just making our feelings known

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AFTER several years of political slumber and mild depression, Moscow has suddenly woken up in a state of commotion and excitement, simmering with protests, counter-protests, political debates and revolutionary ideas.
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Report leaked by Putin ally says ruling party actually lost in 2011

Report leaked by Putin ally says ruling party actually lost in 2011 | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Leaks about the report, which says the Communists won the 2011 parliamentary elections, suggest a power struggle could be going on among Russia's elite - and perhaps involving Putin.
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The PRI’s qualified comeback

The PRI’s qualified comeback | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
THE band that struck up jolly music to greet Enrique Peña Nieto as president-elect probably had not bothered to practise any of its downbeat numbers.
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Who's the problem: People or politicians? – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs

Who's the problem: People or politicians? – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Ravi Agrawal is the Senior Producer of "Fareed Zakaria GPS." You can follow him on Twitter @RaviAgrawalCNN By Ravi Agrawal, CNN The winners of last Sunday’s elections in Greece and France would do well to consider “Juncker’s Curse.
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What's next? 5 elections to watch this year

What's next? 5 elections to watch this year | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
By Kyle Almond, CNN
Two high-profile elections came to a head this past weekend, with voters in France and Greece taking their countries in a new direction.
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North-south divide among voters

North-south divide among voters | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A new report has highlighted a north-south voting divide in terms of where we live and the way it influences how we vote.
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Which Economy is it, Stupid? — The Monkey Cage

Which Economy is it, Stupid? — The Monkey Cage | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Since James Carville famously wrote “The Economy, Stupid” in Bill Clinton’s campaign headquarters, the mass public has become increasingly familiar with what is one of the more important “facts” discovered by political scientists: US presidential ...
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Russia: Politics begins at home

Russia: Politics begins at home | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
ONE month after Vladimir Putin was again elected Russian president, Moscow betrays few signs of drama. The protests that erupted in December have become sporadic, and the troops that were hauled in on election night are back in their barracks.
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Hong Kong’s next leader, Leung Chun-ying, vows to protect freedoms, seeks to defuse anger

Hong Kong’s next leader, Leung Chun-ying, vows to protect freedoms, seeks to defuse anger | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
China-backed populist Leung seeks to defuse anger after unruly campaign...
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Putin Opponents Pick Up Moscow District Council Seats

Putin Opponents Pick Up Moscow District Council Seats | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Inspired by protests against President Vladimir V. Putin, hundreds of young Muscovites ran for the first time in municipal elections. To the shock of many, dozens won.

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Putin's Russia: What I saw as an election observer

Putin's Russia: What I saw as an election observer | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A volunteer election observer for Russia's presidential election, which Putin won, shares her insights on ballot-stuffing, absentee ballots, and civic-minded citizens.
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Iran’s Government Declares Huge Election Turnout

Iran’s Government Declares Huge Election Turnout | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Iranians went to the polls in a parliamentary vote on Friday likely to reflect a struggle for influence and position among the country’s top leaders.
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Down but far from out

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“MOSCOW Does Not Believe in Tears.” The title of a popular Soviet-era melodrama became the slogan of last night's protest rally, held near the Pushkin monument in the heart of the Russian capital.A day ear...
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