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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain’s Tory party by-election win puts UKIP in its place

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... Reuters in London Tories' by-election win puts UKIP in its place British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party has won a vote for a parliamentary seat, fending off ... as proof the outcome of the European elections was a one-off protest that will not be replicated at a national election in May. "This by-election does have a wider national significance. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1526874/britains-tory-party-election-win-puts-ukip-its-place
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democrats' by-election defeat was on the cards long before a vote was cast

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 06:35pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng believes the outcome had more to do with the party's political baggage and tarnished reputation than rise of radical forces Democrats' by-election defeat was onthe cards long before a vote was cast The dust has settled on the Southern District Council by-election with the seat going to Judy Chan Ka-pui of the pro-establishment New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1458473/democrats-election-defeat-was-cards-long-vote-was-cast
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democratic Party ponders future after 'crushing' by-election defeat

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 01:43pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... why by-election went so badly The Democratic Party is in soul-searching mode after veteran lawmaker Sin Chung-kai came away with the lowest number of votes among the three candidates ... pan-democratic group has beaten moderate pan-democrats. New People's Party freshman Judy Chan Ka-pui took the seat with 2,023 votes in the by-election at South Horizons West constituency- beating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1456114/former-miss-hong-kong-finalist-leads-pan-democrats-first-time
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pro-establishment New People’s Party candidate wins Southern District Council by-election

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 06:51pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Political freshman Judy Chan Ka-pui carries vote triggered by Andrew Fung's resignation By-election goes to the wire as rivals bid to sway voters ... the “crushing defeat” was “beyond their expectation” that his campaign team as well as the Democratic Party would “examine and evaluate ourselves deeply”. The by-election was triggered when Andrew Fung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455570/candidates-trade-barbs-last-day-southern-district-election
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Banning lawmakers who quit from by-elections 'reasonable', judge says

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 03:01am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Challenge to rule on by-elections is rejected A law that bars legislators who quit from running in a by-election for the next six months does not violate ... of the government, Au wrote: "[It] is in my view within the spectrum of reasonableness that one may regard the conduct or act of a Legco member who resigns voluntarily in order to trigger a by-election ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1441313/banning-lawmakers-who-quit-elections-reasonable-judge-says
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Legco ordinance on by-elections challenged in judicial review

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 07:09pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The Legislative Council Ordinance introduced last year to prevent lawmakers who resign from standing in a by-election within six months was unlawful, a Cheung Chau villager challenged in a judicial review on Tuesday. Lawyers for Kwok Cheuk-kin said the law change imposed restrictions on people’s right to vote and to be elected. The restriction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1377546/legco-ordinance-elections-challenged-judicial-review
  7. News - World

    France's far-right Front National party wins bellwether by-election

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Front National wins bellwether by-election France's far-right Front National (FN) has won a bellwether by-election, cementing the party's status ... and popularity in recent months. The party's candidate Laurent Lopez won 53.9 per cent of the vote in the second round of the by-election in the southeastern town of Brignoles. "I am very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1331580/frances-far-right-front-national-party-wins-bellwether-election
  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's ruling People's Action Party faces by-election test

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies Poll after ex-parliamentary Speaker quit over affair will take place amid growing discontent Ruling party faces by-election test Singapore's governing party faces a poll test this month to fill the seat of the ex-parliamentary Speaker who quit over an affair, officials said, at a time of growing criticism of its rule. The January 26 by-election will give a new snapshot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1124173/singapores-ruling-peoples-action-party-faces-election-test
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's ruling party loses key by-election

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore People’s Action Party suffers another blow, despite vowing to go on a spending spree By-election after scandal a test for ruling party Singapore's ruling party suffered a rebuke yesterday when it lost a parliamentary by-election despite promising more reforms and massive public spending to appease a restive electorate. The opposition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1136816/singapores-ruling-party-loses-key-election
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE: ANALYSIS

    By-election defeat for Singapore's ruling party

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore People's Action Party need to reconnect with 'heartlanders' or risk losing more seats By-election defeat for ruling party Singapore's ruling party needs to reconnect with voters or face more severe setbacks in national polls, analysts said yesterday after a massive swing to the opposition in a by-election dominated by debate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1137440/election-defeat-singapores-ruling-party

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