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  1. Regina Ip launches new political party

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... endorsement. But among the 15 party advisers are some pro-Beijing figures, including Business and Professionals Federation chairman Sir David Akers-Jones, and local National People's Congress ... Staff Reporters Hong Kong has a new major political party. Legislator Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee yesterday inaugurated the New People's Party, pledging to chart a new path ...

  2. De facto referendum will have no legal effect, justice minister says

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People's Congress [in 2007 over what can be reformed in 2012]... if anyone is to introduce a 'referendum' to affect the development of constitutional reform, this will not be in line with the NPCSC decision and the Basic Law,' Wong said. Two Civic Party lawmakers and three lawmakers from the League of Social Democrats resigned from the Legislative Council in January, sparking ...

  3. Exit polls predict hung state parliament

    Posted Oct 15th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Exit polls for elections in India's richest state appear to have confirmed forecasts that neither the Congress Party nor Hindu nationalists will secure ... in the national parliament. A good performance by Congress would weaken the party's pugnacious allies, such as the Communists, who have been critical of proposed economic reforms. 'If Congress ...

  4. Business must not abandon the direct vote

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung To borrow some often-cited rhetoric from Beijing, it's an 'internal matter' whether James Tien Pei-chun should be given an honorary post in the Liberal Party after he stepped down from its chairmanship. It is neither appropriate nor necessary for any outsider to weigh in to the debate. But the apparent power struggle within the party has profound ...

  5. Political legacy turns into liability

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... her Congress party's resounding defeat in three out of five provincial elections last week was the acquisition of yet another nickname- femme fatality. Her opponents' repertoire ... without a script). The results are a great blow for Ms Gandhi, the Congress party president, casting doubt on her qualifications to grab victory in next year's general election. The party ...

  6. Why the DPP remains a house divided

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... confronted the party during an extraordinary congress in January over whether to use public opinion polls, instead of voting by members, in selecting candidates to run for the coming legislative ... away. Outside the congress venue, a group of banner-holding DPP members shouted: 'No voting by members, and no more membership fees', 'Democratic Regressive Party ...

  7. Noted reformer who 'forgot about the rural voters' routed

    Posted May 12th 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... programme heightened yesterday as the poster boy of the new economy, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, suffered a landslide defeat at the hands of the Congress party in his southern Andhra ... ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which could win barely 50-odd seats in the 294-member state assembly. The Congress party and its allies were swept into power with more than 200 seats. The Andhra ...

  8. States of uncertainty

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Mian Ridge

    ... people. But as his Congress party-led coalition government enters its final year before general elections next May, those goals appear to be receding. As finance minister in the early 1990s, Dr ... of up to 250 per cent since Dr Singh's government took office in 2004. A week ago Congress lost to the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in elections in the southern state ...

  9. Karzai: obstacle to Afghan peace

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... with Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, as his base, and is buried in the city. In the 18th to 20th centuries, the landlocked boundaries of Afghanistan were set like those of a bone chewed over ...

  10. Sonia Gandhi attacks India's 'corrupt' BJP

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... With an eye on elections, the usually passive Congress leader comes out fighting in no-confidence motion Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi, criticised in recent months for her ineffective ... by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The house has an effective strength of 543, but the Congress-led opposition is expected to garner the support of only about 209 members when ...




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