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Hi all,

News on Greens in elections around the world over the last few weeks….

Scottish Greens

- are campaigning towards their election on 5 May. The Parliament (called Holyrood) is a proportional system and the Greens have a list of candidates for each of the 8 electorates. Go here <http://www.scottishgreens.org.uk/people/show/5> to have a squiz at their lead candidates. They are running on about 6% of the vote which is a big jump from the 2% they polled in 2007.

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Taiwan Greens make gains in Five Cities Elections

While unable to win a seat in either the Taipei City or Sinbei City council elections on 27 November 2010, the Green Party did an impressive job in what is seen as a prelude to the upcoming national parliamentary elections to be held in early 2012.

Four of the five candidates fielded by the Green Party obtained sufficient votes in Saturday’s elections to have their NT$200,000 (i.e. 4,943 Euros) bonds returned with an overall average performance in the five districts of 2.3%.

The Greens received a total of just under twenty five thousand votes with 8,321 (7.5%) of those going to the newly elected GYG committee WANG Chung-ming, candidate for Sinbei City councilor in his first time out ( 24,179 votes is the bottom line to win in this district).   Another first timer, 25-year-old LI Yingsyuan, who had joined the Greens as the Project Secretary for the APGN 2010 Congress held in Taipei earlier this year, finished with 4,939 votes (2.24%) in her district(13,863 votes is the bottom line to win in this district)

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Ms Kazumi Inamura elected the City Mayor of Amagasaki - the first Green Mayor in Japan!

Dear young Greens,

This is Shuji from Japan Greens. As I predicted some weeks ago, I will be able to send you a wonderful news today !

On Sunday, November 21st, Ms Kazumi Inamura, the former co-spokesperson of Greens Japan (Midori no Mirai) was elected the City Mayor of Amagasaki, West Japan with wonderful election results. http://mainichi.jp/select/today/news/20101122k0000m010077000c.html

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Kazumi Inamura receives 54% of the vote to become the first Green mayor elected in Japan

Greens candidate Ms Kazumi Inamura was elected the City Mayor of Amagasaki on Sunday 21 November with an overwhelming 54.3% of the vote. This is the first time in Japan that a Green candidate has been elected to the position of Mayor and the Global Greens congratulate Kazumi Inamura and Greens Japan on this landmark success.

Aged 38 Ms Inamura is reportedly the youngest female city mayor in the history of Japan. She defeated three other candidates to win the mayoralty.

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Recent results for Greens around the world

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(Declaration of the Global Green Coordination) Colombian Green Party candidate Antanas Mockus' presidential election campaign

May 20, 2010

The Global Green Coordination representing more than 80 green parties from around the world, greets the surging campaign

 for the upcoming presidential elections being conducted by the Colombian Green Party and its candidate Antanas Mockus. The spectacular support they are receiving opens a completely new and promising perspective for this country, delivering hope 

 

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