Tuesday, September 15, 2009

International Day of Democracy

Flyer from the government on yesterday's electionToday is the International Day of Democracy. Adopted in late 2007, it is the second time this international day is celebrated.

In this Kingdom, the International Day of Democracy almost falls on the same day as Election Day, which is the second Monday of September.

There is a multi-culti flyer from the government, as there was for the local election two years ago, published by the Royal Municipal and Regional Department. The flyer this year comes in the “two offical Norwegian variants,” three Sami variants, Arabic, English, Serbo-Croatian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Somali, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Can someone please explain to me how people who need their voting rights and voting procedure explained to them in the language of their choice are supposed to understand what they are voting on?

Also, this year, there was a drive to get extra many people to vote in the Church elections, which were set for the same day as the parliamentary election. Can someone please explain to these people that the Church is not meant to be a democracy?

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