March 7, 2001 |
Rwandans voted in local elections in the first secret balloting since more than 800,000 people were massacred in the tiny central African country in 1994. Political parties have been banned from fielding candidates for fear of rekindling the ethnic hatred that prompted the genocide. Instead, more than 8,000 candidates vied on independent platforms for positions in community councils across the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1993
Can you make a difference? Yes. There have been times when one vote made a difference in the election results. In some local elections, less than 20% of the registered voters actually voted. In the last 10 years in 21 local elections in California, one vote has made the election decision. This means that a very few individuals are making major decisions for all of us. Elected officials such as city council members and school board members make decisions that affect you. The city council develops a budget deciding priorities for funds--in other words, how the money will be spent and which projects will be supported.
January 22, 1986
(Covina area) SCHOOL BOARD RECALL 10 of 10 precincts--FINAL Shall ANN HALL be recalled from the office of Governing Board member? Vote % Yes 1,145 56.6 No 877 43.4 Candidates to succeed Ann Hall, if she is recalled. (Unexpired term ending November 27, 1987.) Vote % Robert (Bob) Hoenig 663 48.6 Dr. Julius R. Marini 427 31.3 Kathleen M. Rivet 274 20.1 Shall CAROL CHERRY be recalled from the office of Governing Board member? Vote % Yes 1,090 54.1 No 925 45.
December 29, 1986 |
In an effort to defuse student demonstrations for democracy, China's Communist Party newspaper Sunday made public new rules allowing more than one candidate to run for each seat in local elections to be held throughout the nation next year. In an interview in the People's Daily, Wang Hanbin, a leading official of the National People's Congress, China's Parliament, asserted that new election rules approved earlier this month will "give full play to democracy."
July 31, 1986 |
The opposition People's National Party of former Prime Minister Michael Manley decisively defeated the incumbent Jamaica Labor Party in local elections marred by violence, officials said Wednesday. Manley's party, which said during the campaign that it would call for early national elections if it won Tuesday's balloting, captured 10 of 13 parish councils, according to the electoral commission.
March 6, 2005 |
Shiite Muslim candidates triumphed in parts of eastern Saudi Arabia in the second round of the predominantly Sunni kingdom's elections for local councils. Shiites swept the board in the town of Qatif and won five of six seats in the mixed Sunni-Shiite area of Hasa. But in the urban centers of Dammam, Dhahran and Khobar, where significant Shiite communities live, Sunni candidates won with apparent backing from hard-line clerics.
June 12, 2000 |
Allies of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic accused the West of using financial aid to buy votes in Montenegro's local elections, which were held Sunday in two cities and seen as a referendum on the republic's pro-Western policies. Voting reportedly went smoothly in Podgorica, the Montenegrin capital, and Herceg Novi. After polls closed, however, police had to separate pro- and anti-Milosevic groups in Podgorica as tensions rose. First returns were not expected before early today.
March 18, 1985 |
The conservative parties of former President Valery Giscard d'Estaing and former Premier Jacques Chirac scored major gains in the second round of French local elections Sunday, thus strengthening their threat to overturn the ruling Socialist Party in next year's election of the National Assembly.
May 4, 1990 |
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party lost heavily in local elections Thursday, and the socialist Labor Party posted its best performance since she won power 11 years ago. But the Conservatives, in deep trouble over the economy and the imposition of an unpopular new tax, averted the rout forecast in opinion polls, in which Thatcher trailed by nearly 20 points.