tip off

Follow Friday: @KevinRothrock, explaining the RuNet

If you want to know what’s happening in Russia, go straight to the source. Kevin Rothrock explains the “Wild West” of Russia’s internet.

READ MORE

State polls: two new Liberal-led governments likely, one certain

Liberal oppositions are in the box seat to win government in state elections in Tasmania and South Australia tomorrow. But one of the races could be closer than many think.

READ MORE
Crikey Blogs | LINKS|

Election roundup: international edition

We’re not the only country in the world dealing with election fever. Here’s Charles Richardson’s update on elections in Mali, Czech Republic, Venezuela and Iran.

READ MORE

Zimbabwe elections, where ghosts vote and Facebook rules

Zimbabwe heads to the polls today — but the iron grip of Robert Mugabe, and the passive state-controlled media, is feeding fears the election will not be fair. Some are fighting back.

READ MORE

Pencil in September for the federal election

The big one — the federal election — will occur later this year, and Western Australia will also head to the polls. Crikey’s elections guru outlines the year ahead and makes some guesses on the big date.

READ MORE

The new electoral law that will deliver tens of millions to parties

A new bill will see tens of millions of dollars channelled to political parties in the name of democracy.

READ MORE

Leave Sydney alone!

Crikey readers have their say.

READ MORE

The year in elections: the 10 polls that mattered in 2011

It hasn’t been a big year for elections in Australia, but worldwide it’s been quite interesting. Crikey counts down the 10 elections that mattered in 2011.

READ MORE
The Guardian | ASIA-PACIFIC|

Junta the sole winner of Burma’s sham elections

The eyes of the world will turn to the secretive state of Burma next month, as the country prepares for its first election in 20 years. But, as Burmese refugee Waihnin Pwint Thon writes, the poll will neither be fair or free.

READ MORE

State elections: down for the count

As the air cleared on Saturday night and Sunday morning, word was that the results in South Australia and Tasmania were too close to call. However, for all but the most starry-eyed Liberal optimists, that was only half true.

READ MORE
Crikey Blogs | SA|

Election Eve editorials: Vote 1 ALP

With Crow Eaters and Taswegians headed to the polls tomorrow, the papers are telling both states to look past the ALP’s problems and return both the Rann and Bartlett governments.

READ MORE
Crikey Blogs | VIC|

The Altona by-election liveblog

Relive all the thrills and spills — Point Cook! Laverton North! — of Victoria’s Altona by-election with The Poll Bludger’s liveblog

READ MORE
BBC | THE REST|

Why do the poor vote against themselves?

Why would poor, un-insured Americans vote against the Democrats when health care reform seems so obviously in their own interests? Political scientist David Runciman explains.

READ MORE
Crikey Blogs | FEDERAL|

When big polling leads mean big election results

If we look back over the last 10 years or so of Federal and State politics, there’s been a number of examples where political parties have enjoyed large and consistent polling leads, Kevin 07 being the only exception. Possum Comitatus crunches the numbers.

READ MORE
Crikey Blogs | ASIA-PACIFIC|

Richardson: Elections matter — just ask the Tamils

If more Tamils had voted in the last Sri Lankan election, there might have been no renewal of the war, no large-scale human rights abuses, and even no boatloads of refugees off the Australian coast, says Charles Richardson.

READ MORE
| FEDERAL|

The 2010 Aussie election bonanza: a form guide

It’s a bumper year for elections with Tassie, SA, Victoria and the main event — Tony vs. Kev — all set to get political wonks’ hearts racing. Peter Brent rounds up the different battles and gives his tips for election winners.

READ MORE
Economist | THE WORLD|

PODCAST: 2010: Politics, elections and anniversaries

In the first of a series, The Economist takes a look at what will be important in politics next year. Elections in the US, Britain and Brazil, and a range of political anniversaries look set to dominate global agenda.

READ MORE

Namibia: a first for the born-free generation

The results are finally out for last week’s national elections in Namibia, with the South West African People’s Organisation retaining its majority in the National Assembly and the Presidency, writes Robert Johnson from Windhoek.

READ MORE
Antony Green | FEDERAL|

Antony Green: Five possible election scenarios

Antony Green outlines the possible dates for the next Federal Election under three different scenarios: a normal House and half-Senate election, a separate House of Representatives election, or a a double dissolution.

READ MORE
The Lede | ASIA-PACIFIC|

A long and bloody history of Phillipines elections

At least 30 politicians and journalists have been found shot and beheaded in the southern Philippines. But murder and clan warfare are just par for the course in Filipino elections, explains Robert Mackey.

READ MORE

Kiwis voting system to go to referendum

Malcolm MacKerras has been trying to persuade New Zealand’s politicians to replace their Mixed Member Proportional electoral system with a better one.

READ MORE
Washington Post | UNITED STATES|

Republicans stage a comeback

On the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama’s landslide win, the winds of change appear to have shifted, with two Republican candidates winning seats in this year’s state elections. Is this a sign that voters are becoming increasingly disaffected with the new President and his party?

READ MORE
Radio Free Europe | THE REST|

Why a one-candidate Afghan election isn’t as stupid as it sounds

A one-horse race in Afghanistan actually offers a unique opportunity, writes Abubakar Siddique: if the election is run with only Karzai, and few Afghanis bother to vote, his mandate will be so weak, co-operation with his political opponents will be vital to keep peace in the country.

READ MORE
The Guardian | UNCATEGORIZED|

Everybody loses

With Hamid Karzai being effectively handed the Afghan Presidency by default, everybody loses, says Simon Tisdall: the UN, Washington, democracy — and most of all, the people of Afghanistan.

READ MORE
Crikey Blogs | FEDERAL|

Which Coalition members are fighting for their life?

Possum Comitatus looks at how the new electoral redistributions have changed Australia’s political pendulum. Which Coalition members should start sweating?

READ MORE

Womens Agenda

loading...

Smart Company

loading...

StartupSmart

loading...

Property Observer

loading...