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The victory of Hamas in the Palestinian elections has set the rest of the world a dilemma. The Palestinians have chosen Hamas and therefore the democratic choice has to be accepted, especially as spreading democracy in the "Greater Middle East" is the goal of the Bush administration. But Hamas is listed as a terrorist organisation by both the US and the EU and unless the group accepts that Israel should exist, it is hard to see...

2006-01-27

 USA terrorism Israel Palestine democracy Hamas election
Hamid Karzai has been declared president of Afghanistan, after election officials scrapped a planned second round of voting.

2009-11-02

 Hamid Karzai Afghanistan election fraud
Princeton University's paper presents a fully independent security study of a Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machine, including its hardware and software. We obtained the machine from a private party. Analysis of the machine, in light of real election procedures, shows that it is vulnerable to extremely serious attacks. For example, an attacker who gets physical access to a machine or its removable memory card for as little as one minute...
 politics election manipulation USA
Cocktail is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters--it is vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head. It is said, also to be of great use to a Democratic candidate: because a person, having swallowed a glass of it, is ready to swallow anything else.
 election drink
The Colombo campaign office of defeated Sri Lankan presidential candidate Gen Sarath Fonseka has been raided by 40 policemen, his supporters say.

2010-01-29

 election Sri Lanka coup
In today's Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Court ruled that corporations should be treated the same as "natural persons", i.e. humans. Well, in that case, expect the Supreme Court to next rule that Wal-Mart can run for President...

2010-01-21

 USA bribe election manipulation politics business corruption Greg Palast
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has won Sri Lanka's first election since Tamil Tiger rebels were defeated after 25 years of civil war...

2010-01-27

 Sri Lanka election president
Viktor Yanukovych, the winner of Ukraine's presidential election, has called on his rival to abandon her protests and resign as prime minister...

2010-02-10

 Ukraine election
Social networking website Facebook is to help get unregistered voters to register.

2010-04-09

 election UK Facebook
Last year it emerged Tredinnick had claimed more than £700 on MP's expenses for astrology software and training. He has repaid the money but still insists it was a justifiable expense. His defence was that the NHS might benefit from the input of astrologers. He's also a parliamentary champion of other irrational causes: for example, he's persuaded 68 other MPs to sign his Early Day Motion suggesting that the government...

2010-04-21

 science UK election politics
The US defence department has said that only a quarter of what it regards as key regions in Afghanistan support the government of President Hamid Karzai. The Pentagon said in a report that much of the country was either neutral to the central Afghan authorities or supportive of the Taliban insurgency.

2010-04-29

 Afghanistan Hamid Karzai USA invasion puppet election
Scientists at a US university say they have developed a technique to hack into Indian electronic voting machines. After connecting a home-made device to a machine, University of Michigan researchers were able to change results by sending text messages from a mobile.

2010-05-18

 election India electronic voting rigging false

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