While not winning on social media, Japarov takes the presidency
Bishkek, Bratislava, 11 January 2021
Monitoring of the Kyrgyz snap presidential election showed that Sadyr Japarov was outcompeted by other candidates on social media but that did not stop him...
Source: Roveliu Buga/AP
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Zheenbekov loses out in Kyrgyzstan’s Instagram election
Monitoring of the disputed Kyrgyz elections showed the now ousted President Zheebenkov was outcompeted by other political figures and parties on social media – despite being the most...
The 1 November presidential election in Moldova will be the second direct presidential vote since 2016 (between 2000 and 2016 the president was elected by the parliament). By law, the president is elected for a four-year term in a single nationwide...
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Dajú sa v čase koronakrízy zorganizovať demokratické voľby? Ako zneužívajú súčasnú situáciu politici na uzurpovanie väčšej moci. Lukašenko na traktore s cesnakom a vodkou. Fraška menom poľský „poštový“ zákon.
The main purpose of the monitoring was to determine if voters had ample information to make qualified choices at the ballot box and whether this information was sufficiently diverse, balanced, and of adequate quality. Since we wanted to have the most precise and fresh data on what sources people use to receive information about domestic politics, we outsourced the Focus polling agency to conduct a survey in the second half of January 2020. The results of the survey demonstrate that television continues to be the dominant source of information about domestic politics for the majority of people. Three times fewer people get information from online media (websites) and as much as six times fewer people get their information from social media. Based on the survey results, and in context with the 2020 parliamentary elections, we, therefore, decided to focus on monitoring of four nationwide TV channels, twelve selected online media as well as Facebook and Instagram.