ss_blog_claim=8dcabb3175f064b32823a45ed345083b Majik's Thoughts: Another Thought of the Day: Elections

1/03/2008

Another Thought of the Day: Elections

Today I found out that Pakistan is moving their elections from January 8, to Feb 18. The elections were moved to better facilitate a free and fair electoral process for Pakistan. The elections in Pakistan are crucial for democracy to succeed in said country. Then again, free and fair elections in any country is critical for democracy to succeed.

Here in Canada, we haven't had a federal election in a couple of years. The party I voted for didn't win the election, but the candidate did win a seat in the house of commons. Sometimes one vote doesn't make a difference, but if you don't cast your vote you are letting others speak for you. I'll never forget some of the commercials that elections Canada ran on TV networks encouraging people to vote.

In the United States, another federal election is on the horizon. This coming November U.S. citizens will be casting their votes for the next President of the United States. We are not too far away from finding out which Republican and Democratic Presidential hopefuls will be on the ballot for the U.S. federal election. I think a candidates foreign policy is very important, and it should be on the minds of every U.S. citizen eligible to vote.

Well those are some of my thoughts on elections, what are yours?

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News Story: Pakistan postpones election until Feb. 18

3 comments:

Alan/Libdrone said...

A very timely reminder. Now that the election contest is beginning here in the US I will probably be more focused on politics and begin updating my capitaL eLs blog again.

ShadowKnight said...

We just went through a federal election in Australia. The previous government wss thrown out in a lsndslide. In fact the former Prime Minister John Howard did not even retain his seat, that is only the second time in history a Prime Minister failed to win his seat.

Majik2903 said...

@ Alan,

Thanks for stopping by and dropping a comment, I will have to stop by your capital els blog to see what you have to say about the up coming elections.

@ Shadowknight,

I had heard the Mr Howard did not get re-elected as he was the only one who was backing our PM Stephen Harper and the Commonwealth summit last year. Thank you for stopping by and leaving an Australian perspective on politics!

Peace!

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