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Asia: On history and hope

Just hours after Barack Obama was named President-Elect, bloggers across the Pacific began recording their thoughts on the historic victory. Hoa Quach reviews blogs from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Caribbean: Hail to the Chief-Elect!

Years from now, people around the globe will remember where they were on November 4, 2008. Barack Obama is the President-elect of the United States - and Americans are not the only ones celebrating! Warm Caribbean congratulations keep pouring in...

Caribbean: Watching, Waiting…

The region (and indeed the world) thinks it knows who has won the race to the White House, but the suspense is killing Caribbean bloggers. Seriously. The mood in the blogosphere is positively electric, with (almost) everyone catching Obamamania...

Election Day Voting Problems

Election Day is almost over. However, the problems at the polls aren’t – as issues across the states have been reported with news of it traveling around the globe. Bloggers from around the world react.

America votes. American election officials sweat.

A record number of voters in the United States will attempt to cast ballots in Tuesday's election, leading many to worry about the potential for chaos at polling stations across the country. International bloggers look at the problems and some possible solutions.

reason 598, 599, 600, etc. NOT to vote for Obama

…or McCain for that matter. But given the tendency for formerly progressive or radical people to support Obama here are more reasons to vote for Ralph Nader or Cynthia McKinney....

Barack Obama: A friend of communists and Palestinian radicals?

John McCain's campaign tried to tie Barack Obama to Rashid Khalidi, whom it called a "neo-nazi," "radical professor" and a "former Palestine Liberation Organization spokesman." What do international bloggers think about these claims?

US Elections: The Armenia Effect

With the world anxiously watching the U.S. presidential elections, a tiny country in the former Soviet Union with a small voice may have a strong vote. Excitement about the election among Armenia’s 3-million residents, though, is not showing through local blog posts. But more Armenians live outside their country, and enough of them in the United States to actually make a difference. This could translate a marginal voice to a decisive vote.

Caribbean: U.S. Election Countdown

Election day is almost here and as the moment of truth draws closer, Caribbean bloggers are busy with their own brand of political punditry, weighing in on everything from the candidates' position on key issues to “Machiavellian pragmatism”…

Assassination news hits Blogosphere

The disturbing news of two young men plotting to assassinate Democratic candidate Barack Obama have reached the blogosphere with global citizens commenting on what it means for the election and the U.S.