In 2009, artists from around the world supported the Green Movement in Iran with their artwork, as protesters defied the Islamic regime over the presidential election results.〔【出典】Global Voices Online◆【英文】Fred Petrossian ◆【和訳】Hitomi Kato ◆【License】CC BY 3.0 〕
"The opposing candidate looks awfully confident." "Pure bluff."
However, the victory of the party in power wasn't absolute: in Irkutsk people preferred opposition candidate Viktor Kondrashov but this was the only case. Despite the increasing wave of protests （like in Irkutsk itself, Kaliningrad, Moscow and others）, "United Russia" managed to keep its dominance in all Russian regional legislatures as well as city administration offices.〔【出典】Global Voices Online◆【英文】Alexey Sidorenko ◆【和訳】Junko Cho ◆【License】CC BY 3.0 〕
Tom could nose out the other candidate in the election.
Also on 30 January, suspected Maoists set fire to a house and a cowshed belonging to Prajapati Joshi, an unopposed candidate for ward chairman in Mahendranagar municipality （ward-7） in Kanchanpur district.〔【出典】アムネスティ発表国際ニュース（2006年1月31日） 〕