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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Aquino endorses wide alliance to contest poll in bid to push agenda

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles in Manila Popular president endorses an unlikely alliance of characters for mid-term Senate election in a bid to push through ambitious social agenda Aquino woos strange bedfellows When the dust settles from today's violent and raucous midterm elections, President Benigno Aquino is expected to emerge politically stronger, thanks to unlikely alliances he's ...

  2. News - World - GERMANY

    German poll kicks off crucial year for Merkel alliance

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 01:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Berlin

    ... for her flailing coalition partners. Lower Saxony, a region of 6.2 million voters that is governed by the same centre-right alliance with which Merkel governs in Berlin, will elect a new ... up the decade-old centre-right alliance. “A loss of power in Hanover could feed doubts about Merkel’s ability to transform her popularity into election results,” influential weekly Die Zeit ...

  3. Veteran plans 'referendum' alliance

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... alliance to back their de facto referendum on universal suffrage. 'The present public support is too low and I am fearful that the two parties will lose in the de facto referendum,' Lee said. 'That's why I hope by forming this new group, more people will come out and help them in canvassing.' He said the alliance hoped to attract members from a wide spectrum ...

  4. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia defends poll setup after massive opposition rally

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 02:45pm by Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur

    ... elections due in months. About 45,000 people joined the rally Saturday by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s three-party alliance in a downtown Kuala Lumpur stadium ahead of elections that must ... alliance. “We ask for a chance so that the people’s voice will become the sacred voice in ruling this country,” he told the crowd. The rally tested Najib’s tolerance for public dissent after police ...

  5. News - World - ITALY

    Grillo rejects Bersani's call for Italy coalition

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... for this country and for their children," Bersani said. Berlusconi dismissed new elections as not useful and said he would consider an alliance with his rival. Bersani rejected the olive branch, ... expect higher volatility as more weight is placed on political news flow," said Azad Zangans, an economist at Schroders Investment Management. An alliance between Bersani and Berlusconi runs ...

  6. Fung stays anti-reforms

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fung, who is also a member of the Alliance for Universal Suffrage, said he considered the call by the alliance and the Democratic Party for everyone to have a vote on five new seats proposed ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ELECTIONS

    A voter need not update address

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... years ago by 24 votes to Cheung Kwok-kwan of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. He filed the petition after he found that the registered addresses of 173 ...

  8. Tang to unveil revised electoral proposals today

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... there will be genuine universal suffrage, people with knowledge of the situation say. But his statement will fall short of the expectations even of moderates. The Alliance for Universal Suffrage, made up of 13 ... the legislative session ends in July. The Alliance for Universal Suffrage has proposed 10 more seats be created in Legco's functional constituency for the district councils, with members ...

  9. Pan-democrats again urged to mobilise voters

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... give them more bargaining power. The call came after the Alliance for Universal Suffrage, formed by the Democratic Party and other moderate groups, said it would not ask its supporters to turn ... been lukewarm about pledging to help mobilise voters. Alliance spokesman Fung Wai-wah said the group would not ask member organisations to mobilise supporters, because not all supported ...

  10. The pressing need for a political party law

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... in July 2001, this particular provision was supported by the then Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB), the largest political party in the city. The absence of a specific law ...




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