Opposition candidate, Aécio Neves, was applauded by the crowd when he returned to Senate after being defeated in the presidential elections in Brazil.
In an election you can be defeated, but still get a political win. That is what happened with Brazil’s opposition a few days ago: we lost our presidential elections, but we had a significant political win.
Christian Holm (left) and Rasa Juknevičienė (right) were in Ukraine to observe the election on 26 October, 2014
Ukraine’s most decisive election took place last Sunday, and the peoples’ verdict was very clear: set course towards the West!
As the world’s political agenda has lately been shaken by the political and military crises in Ukraine, the Ukrainians voted in Sunday’s election overwhelmingly for socioeconomic reforms, further democratization and pro-Western foreign policies that political parties have promised.
Posters on the streets in Hong Kong. Photo by Zhenxu huang / CC BY
Letter by Vincent:
After the campaign ‘Occupy Central’ commenced, I hesitated if I should join. I am the breadwinner of my family and can take no risk. However, I made up my mind and went protest on streets because I do not want my daughters to live in a Hong Kong with less and less democracy.
Just over three weeks ago New Zealanders went to the polls to elect the 51st Parliament of New Zealand. The New Zealand National Party, led by Rt. Hon John Key, was overwhelmingly re-elected for a third-term in government.
After decades of political oppression and brutal dictatorship during the Soviet occupation, last weekend Latvians could practice their democratic rights in a free and fair election to Saeima, Parliament of Latvia.
The IYDU Election Monitoring Event will be held in Taipai, Taiwan from 22 to 25 November.
The exchange of experiences and best pratices within the IYDU is essential in improving how we campaign, and the IYDU is thankful to the KMT, who have offered to host us and to allow us to see how they campaign.
Ten years ago Fredrik Reinfeldt became chairman of Sweden´s Moderate Party. It was a political party that had faced its worst election result since the 1970s and by many seen as party of the past. Reinfeldt changed this and turned it into a party that during these past eight years has been the natural party of government, and turned Reinfeldt into a first class statesman. It was a journey that not only changed the Moderate Party but the entire of Sweden.
The International Young Democrat Union will hold an event in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan) 22th to the 26th of November hosted by KMT Youth. Continue reading
Some IYDU members have reported receiving an invoice purporting to be from the IYDU. These unsigned, unaddressed invoices claim to have been issued by ‘The International Young Democrat Union (IYDU) Executive.’ However the IYDU Executive has issued no such invoices.
20th anniversary of Lukashenka’s dictatorship
This week, it is 23 years since Belarus re-gained independence from the Soviet Union. This year there is another, rather dubious, anniversary that the Belarusian nation is marking with grief and silence. 20 years ago Alaksandr Lukashenka came to power, establishing the current authoritarian and undemocratic regime, usually referred as Europe’s last dictatorship.
Police violence had no limits during the peaceful protest in the capital Minsk against election falsifications in Belarus in 2010