Results of the Alternative US Presidential elections
World citizens call for a boycott of US corporations
2 November 2004
Boycott Bush organizes alternative US pesidential elections for non-US citizens in Belgium, Brazil, England, Finland, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan and Spain.
2 November 2004.
Brussels, 2 November 2004 - Since this morning non-US citizens have been voting at polling stations in Belgium, Brazil, England, Finland, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan and Spain. In Brussels and Ghent (Belgium) polling stations have been set up since the morning, and many people have been enthusiastically voting. According to the first exit polls, neither Bush nor Kerry "Mr. Bush Light" can count on much public support. People are voting by a great majority for an end to the US occupation of Iraq, for the Kyoto protocol and for an end to the American support for Israel. Almost all of the votes have been cast in favour of an international boycott of US products that have a great influence on the policies of Washington: Esso, Texaco, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Kraft/Philip Morris and McDonalds. The campaign is coordinated by For Mother Earth, and is supported by 141 groups and organisations in 39 countries. The ballot paper can also be found online at www.boycottbush.org
570 votes for a boycott of Esso, Texaco, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Kraft/Philip Morris and McDonalds
48 votes for Bush and Kerry
BELGIUMUniversity of Liege - organised by the Students Union
687 votes for a boycott of Esso, Texaco, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Kraft/Philip Morris and McDonalds
5 votes for Bush and Kerry
Brussels - with Rencontres pour la Paix, AYNI, Bruxelles Capitale pour la Paix, Mouvement Chrétien Pour la Paix, For Mother Earth
326 votes for a boycott of Esso, Texaco, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Kraft/Philip Morris and McDonalds)
12 votes for Bush and Kerry (Bush Light)
Ghent in front of McDonalds- organized by For Mother Earth
280 votes for a boycott of Esso, Texaco, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Kraft/Philip Morris and McDonalds)
3 votes for Bush and Kerry
Genappe - organized by The Tof Théâtre
104 persons voted, 49 clear votes for a change of the current US foreign policies and a boycott, many electors didn't vote for an end of the US support to Israel all other votes were for a boycott but didn't agree with all the demands
one vote for Kerry and no vote for Bush!
BRAZILCuritiba in front of a McDonalds franchising - organised by a group of students Unions:
212 votes to boycott Bush
10 people said they buy Bush's donors
6 filled the ballot paper incorrectly
KYRGYZSTANBishkek - organized by the public association "Civil Society Against Corruption"
667 citizens took part in the alternative US presidential elections.
22.9% support activities of current US policies in the world
77.1% of citizens request changes of US foreign policies and support the boycott
SPAINMallorca - organized by the Fair Trade NGO Finestra al Sud
They have used a different ballot paper than the one online at www.boycottbush.org:
63 people voted:
1 person voted for G.W. Bush and 20 people voted for J. Kerry
40 people voted for other candidates such as Ralph Nader, Michael Moore and even Bruce Springsteen and Michael Stipe, the R.E.M. singer.
Every single person voted for the US to stay out of Iraq, ratify the Kyoto Protocol, find a 2-state solution for Israel and Palestine, acknowledge the authority of the International Criminal Court and stop imposing GMOs.
UKUniversity of Bradford - online elections organised by a group of students Unions
From 200 votes:
181 for boycotts and a change in the USA's unilateral policy's
19 for bush/Kerry
University of London (outside ULU) - London
38 votes for a boycott of Esso, Texaco, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Kraft/Philip Morris and McDonalds
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