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PERSPECTIVE: What is your assessment of the recent elections in your country?
Haydee Yorac,Joel Rocamora,Antoinette Raquiza,Roberto P. Reye
Kasarinlan : Philippine Journal of Third World Studies , 2004,
Social Media and On-Line Political Campaigning in Malaysia  [PDF]
Sara Chinnasamy, Izyan Roslan
Advances in Journalism and Communication (AJC) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ajc.2015.34014
Abstract: Since the controversies surrounding the 2008 and 2013 Malaysian general elections due to the rising Opposition, social media networks have played a vital role in conveying political messages and debates. In 2014 there were a few state by-elections and they were influenced by the Kuala Lumpur Court of Appeal that found Anwar Ibrahim guilty of sodomy and sentenced him to five years jail (Kajang) on 23 March. He was expected to win, opening the way for him to become the chief minister of Selangor state, the country’s main economic hub surrounding Kuala Lumpur. In another event, a well known Malaysian and opposition politician, Karpal Singh, \"the Tiger of Jelutong\" died tragically following a motor vehicle accident. This paper analyses the influence of Facebook in the Kajang by-election and to what extent the social media impacted on the victory by Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Using compliance gaining theory, this paper presents strategies used by the two major political parties, Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) to achieve their electoral goals. Though online political campaigning is not new from a Western perspective it is for Malaysia. To understand how the compliance gaining approach works in practice, selected political parties’ Facebook advertisements were examined within two weeks after nomination day and election observers from diverse backgrounds were interviewed. It can be concluded that since 2008 political messages have been heavily debated through blogs. Independent Internet Media, Facebook and Twitter are very popular among Malaysian political candidates and voters.
The Democratic Republic of Congo at a Crossroads
—Democratic Republic of Congo in Electoral Challenges and Foreign Occupation

Utangisila Bena Osée
Open Journal of Political Science (OJPS) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/ojps.2019.91011
Abstract: The current political issue in the DRC seems to be reduced to the use of the voting machine and the cleaning of the electoral file. These are two important prerequisites, probably to think of transparent, credible elections even if the opening of the political space should have had the same importance as the other two requirements. In order to better grasp the relevance of the present problem, we must summarize the speeches of the Congolese opposition to the Cleptocratic power of Joseph Kabila in three key points, in particular the elections of 30 December 2018, the occupation of the DR. Congo by Rwanda and the Domination of the DR. Congo by Multinational Corporations.
Who Voted for Trump in 2016?  [PDF]
Alexandra C. Cook, Nathan J. Hill, Mary I. Trichka, Grace J. Hwang, Paul M. Sommers
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2017.57013
Abstract: The authors use simple bilinear regression on statewide exit poll data to gauge the popularity of President Donald Trump in the 2016 election among voters in four levels of educational attainment (high school, some college, college, and postgraduate); three income groups (less than $50,000, $50,000 - $100,000, and more than $100,000); four age groups (18 - 29, 30 - 44, 45 - 64, and 65+); and two racial groups (white and non-white). Trump was found to be most popular among voters with a high school education, voters with annual incomes greater than $100,000, voters 65 years of age or older and white voters. Trump was found to be least popular among voters with a postgraduate degree, voters with annual incomes less than $50,000, voters under 30 years of age and non-white voters.
El regreso del FSLN al poder: ?Es posible hablar de realineamiento electoral en Nicaragua?
Martí i Puig, Salvador;
Política y gobierno , 2008,
Abstract: in the nicaraguan elections of 2006, the frente sandinista de liberación nacional (fsln) regained office after 16 years of being in the opposition. the objective of this article is to analyze the reasons for the sandinista victory and to verify if such elections constitute an electoral realignment in the country. first, the dynamics of electoral competition will be explained emphasizing a new cleavage that opposed the old sandinismo/antisandinismo since 1990. second, the features of the nicaraguan political system and the nature of the political forces as well as those of the campaign will be examined. finally, and in order to find (or not) the level of realingment, the electoral results will be analyzed. these results may open a new dynamic of electoral competition and a different party system in nicaragua.
REVIEW: Subverting the People’s Will: The May 10, 2004 Elections (Luis V. Teodoro, ed.)
Ronald C. Molmisa
Kasarinlan : Philippine Journal of Third World Studies , 2004,
US elections: Everything must change so that it remains the same
John Sargis
International Journal of Inclusive Democracy , 2008,
Abstract: The fraudulent US government exists in the interest of the market economy. Corporate America carried out a terrorist attack on America by looting consumers (recall Paulson, who should be arrested, was CEO of Goldman Sachs from 1999-2006) and now Bush and Paulson and the economic and political elite are opening the doors of the US treasury to these criminals. Americans need to wake up, kick out all elected representatives starting with Congress, White House all the way to city hall and start working towards the development of a new society based on the equal distribution of economic and political, and social power like Inclusive Democracy maintains.
The End of Voters in Europe? Electoral Turnout in Europe since WWII  [PDF]
Pascal Delwit
Open Journal of Political Science (OJPS) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojps.2013.31007

Over the past twenty years, the scientific community and politicians in consolidated democracies have been regularly alarmed by political and electoral participation, portrayed as undergoing a brutal and linear decline. Each election is now scrutinized in terms not only of its results but also of its level of electoral turnout. This paper deals with two important issues—the reality of changes in electoral turnout in Europe and the impact of the institutional constraint of compulsory voting in voter turnout levels—through an analysis of 402 elections held in thirty-five States from 1944 until December, the 31st 2009. We do observe a contemporary erosion of voter turnout but at this stage voters are not so impossible to find as some claim they are. Furthermore, the assumption that interest in, and the importance of, compulsory voting as an institutional constraint encouraging voter turnout is confirmed.


Suicide Rates in U.S. Presidential Election Years: 2008, 2012 and 2016  [PDF]
Paul M. Sommers
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2018.68003
Abstract: The author examines age-group specific suicide rates by state in the United States presidential election years of 2008, 2012 and 2016. For each election year, the states are divided into blue states (whose voters chose the Democratic Party presidential candidate) and red states (whose voters chose the Republican Party presidential candidate). While suicide rates have trended higher in all states, the differences in mean suicide rates in 2012 (when Democrat Barack Obama was re-elected) were significantly higher in red states than they were in blue states for every age group but adults 55 to 64 years of age. In 2016, when the Republican Party re-captured the White House late in the year, mean differences were notably higher in red states than in blue states among adults between 25 and 54 years of age.
Israel’s Social Media Elections  [PDF]
Yaron Katz
Open Journal of Political Science (OJPS) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ojps.2018.84032
Abstract: Social media has become a major tool to disseminate information, opinions and news, used for political campaigning and offering new opportunities for individuals and politicians alike. The Prime Minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu, has been particularly aggressive in his use of social media to gather political support. Considered as the great survivor of Israeli politics, that flourished in the atmosphere of social protests and emerged from the old political mechanism, he derives his power from social networks, using them as alternative media to the traditional networks. As the research demon-strates, social media has determined dramatic changes in the balance of po-litical power, and although the main channels of information remain the tra-ditional media, the exposure of the public to social media is accelerating with a wide unmediated public debate. With social media, newcomers in Israeli politics could also create a presence and rise to become renowned politi-cians. It is interesting however, that the veteran politician—Netanyahu—was able to take advantage of disseminate information over the Internet and be-come active on his Facebook page, including engaging Internet users in direct dialogue. The paper examines the use of social media by newcomers and veteran politicians in the last two elections and analyzes the way Netanyahu used social media to accomplish his political goals, including high involve-ment of the public and motivating record-high voter turnout to maintain his own reelection and the domination of the Israeli Parliament by the Likud Party.
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