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France : Parties, parties, parties !

If France could vote in the U.S. election, 76 per cent would elect Obama reveals a poll published by sunday paper Le Journal du Dimanche [fr] . At 3pm local time on this crucial Tuesday, for lack of hard news on the outcome of the election, the French blogosphere and Twitter is abuzz with another vital matter: where to spend election night? Where are the best parties in Paris?

Illegal Alien or Not, the World Reacts to Obama's Auntie Zeituni

Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know by now that Barack Obama's paternal aunt, Zeituni Onyango, 56, who was affectionately described as "Auntie Zeituni" in his memoir, "Dreams from My Father," is a Kenyan immigrant living in Boston public housing. She is also living there illegally, which complicates issues considering she contributed $260 to her nephew's presidential campaign. 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.

Today's Faves: Obama Hopefuls

Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday. In contrast with Solana Larsen's...

Breaking News: Twittersphere Reacts to Obama Grandmother's Passing

In a sad turn of events, presidential hopeful Barack Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, passed away from cancer less than 24 hours before her grandson could be elected president. Obama visited...

Global Experts Liveblog the Election

The Morningside Post (a publication of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs) will be liveblogging Election Day results. Bloggers from Brazil, France, Germany, Singapore, Japan, Russia and the UK will be joining Americans in covering the event.

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?

McCain on SNL: Funny Enough to Be President?

Over the years, a number of US politicians have appeared on Saturday Night Live. From presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton to hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the famous late-night program has been an excellent platform for candidates to show their sense of humor. Bloggers comment on John McCain's latest appearance on the show.

Today's Faves: Three cheers for McCain

Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday. Nervous about the election yet? Here's a triple dose of McCain favoritism brought to you from bloggers around the world.

Sarah Palin's Conversation with Fake Sarkozy

Two radio hosts from Montreal, the Masked Avengers (les Justiciers Masqués), successfully impersonated French president Sarkozy and carried on a humorous conversation with VP candidate Sarah Palin. Bloggers from Canada, France and Tunisia react to the interview in this post by Lova Rakotomalala.