Backlog of interesting links (2 of 2)

Once again apologies for the interruption in posting, and the haphazard subjects on this posting:

Three links [1, 2, 3]about the Iraqi election results (finally). Now they get to negotiate who forms the government.

Democrat blogger panicking over George Allen leading in the very early polling for the U.S. Senate in Virginia. Worth noting that Tradesports (see sidebar) have Senator Allen as a leading potential candidate for the Republicans at the 2008 presidential election.

Le Figaro's take on the start of Mexico's election campaign.

This could be an important blog posting. Or it could be yet another bit of U.S. Democrat wishful thinking for the 2008 presidential elections. Either way, I'm bookmarking this analysis, based on the normall excellent Charlie Cook (see sidebar).

What happens when terrorists win the election? We could soon find out in the Palestinian Authority.

The American Enterprise Institute (whose excellent Election Watch is on the blogroll) has a project analysing redistricting and the court cases about them.

More on those voting machines...

Mexico's election: lead changes.

A Democrat blogger asks the world if his faction should try to oust Senator Joe Lieberman in the Connecticut primaries. The cheque from Karl Rove is in the post.

Palestinian muscle: Le Monde reports on terrorist action designed to swing Palestinian votes.

The U.S.A.'s Federal Elections Commission (a pretty poor operation in my view) is promising podcasts soon. How about sorting out voter registration, polling station closing times, exit polls, media reporting results while votes are still being counted, frauds of every kind in the counting process, and a sensible system for settling disputed results? Also, how about sorting out the absurd election spending regulations and attempts to gag bloggers? Obviously not sexy enough or beyond the competence of the F.E.C..

Problems with voting machines, yet again in California.

Egyptian government releases members of the Muslim Brotherhood after the recent elections, in which the Islamist party gained an impressive number of seats in the parliament.

News from Pennsylvania's gubernatorial election in the U.S.A..

Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas promises to resign if he doesn't get a mandate from the assembly elections.

Spanish court orders re-trial of Basque terrorist suspect. This affects the legality of the Basque political parties, so it's worth following.

News from Ohio's U.S. Senate primaries.

Three months ahead of elections in Peru, evidence that Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) may be re-emerging, according to Le Monde.

Ehud Olmet takes over as leader of Israel's Kadima party, as Ariel Sharon remains in a coma.

Democrats delay vote for Judge Samuel Alito, for a week. This could turn out to be the most important election in the U.S. for a decade, so although it won't work, I don't blame them.

First African female president is sworn in after winning in Liberia.

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