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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader General Prayuth allowed to stay in power until elections held

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Legal adviser says Prayuth can remain in charge until elections, as martial law stays in effect Junta leader can stay in power Thailand's junta chief could stay in charge of the country as head of a provisional government until elections are held some time next year, a legal adviser said yesterday, outlining details of an interim constitution. A member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557713/prayuth-can-stay-power-until-elections-held-thai-legal-adviser-says
  2. News - Asia

    Indonesia's president-elect Joko Widodo faces battle to win over his own party

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:21pm by Reuters

    ... winning Indonesia's closest ever presidential election, Joko Widodo now faces what could be his toughest battle yet- winning over his own party. To do that, he must deal with Puan Maharani, ... become Indonesia's most popular politician nearly did not make it. After leading by as much as 30 percentage points in opinion polls a few months before the presidential election, infighting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557681/pretender-wings
  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Prabowo to challenge Indonesian presidential election result in court

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta The ex-general who lost Indonesia’s presidential election to Joko Widodo will challenge the result in court, his campaign team said on Wednesday, a move ... – who was a senior general in the years of authoritarian rule and has been dogged by human rights abuse allegations – angrily announced he was withdrawing from the election process. Prabowo, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557551/indonesias-prabowo-challenge-presidential-election-result-court
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's 2017 election is not the end of reform, hints NPC's Zhang Dejiang

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:42am by Gary Cheung, Ng Kang-chung and Joyce Ng

    ... Gary Cheung, Ng Kang-chung and Joyce Ng Chairman's statement that the method of electing city's chief executive could change seen as latest strategy to win over moderates NPC hint that 2017 is not the end of reform There would be more room for compromise with Beijing if Hong Kong accepted that the method for electing its chief executive could be changed after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557128/npcs-zhang-dejiang-hints-2017-election-not-end-reform
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government says there is room for change in how lawmakers are elected

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... is considering to make the legislature more democratic at the 2016 election. The changes were mooted by the constitutional affairs minister despite the government saying in a report to Beijing ... procedures, it does not detail how lawmakers are elected. Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen said the government would put a proposal for reform of Legco out to consultation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556738/government-says-there-room-change-how-lawmakers-are-elected
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for impartial election advice from Bar and Law Society

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... disagree at a most fundamental level, their members can't seem to agree among themselves. At issue is the acceptability of public nomination of candidates for election as chief executive under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1554296/time-impartial-election-advice-bar-and-law-society
  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Suicide blast kills 89 in Afghanistan as politicians feud over election

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Bomber blows up car near market, underscoring instability as foreign troops get ready to leave Suicide blast kills 89 as politicians feud over election A suicide ... and feuding politicians in Kabul work to form a new government after a disputed presidential election. General Mohammad Zahir Azimi, the defence ministry spokesman, said the bomber detonated his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554824/car-bomb-attack-kills-least-30-afghanistan
  8. News - China - POLITICS

    It's official: Macau chief executive Fernando Chui will seek re-election

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 02:59am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Macau chief executive launches re-election bid Macau's chief executive, Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on, will formally launch his re-election bid today amid ... if it is a one-man election, the 400 members of the election committee will still need to cast their votes on August 31. Chui's election office said last night that he would elaborate on his re-election ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1554349/its-official-macau-chief-executive-fernando-chui-will-seek-re-election
  9. News - World - SLOVENIA

    They came from nowhere: party just six weeks old wins Slovenia election

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 08:44pm by Reuters

    ... political novice Miro Cerar has led his party to victory in Slovenia's election, indicating he would rewrite a reform package agreed with the European Union to fix the euro zone member's depleted finances. The result of Sunday's election will test investor nerves, given Cerar's hostility to some of the big-ticket privatisations that the EU says are key to a long-term fix ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554196/they-came-nowhere-party-just-six-weeks-old-wins-slovenia-election
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society president criticised for attacking Bar's election stance

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Law Society president attacks Bar's election stance The Law Society president has come in for renewed criticism after urging his fellows to deplore the Bar Association for calling on the government to accommodate the idea of public nomination in the next chief executive poll. In an e-mail to the Law Society council, Ambrose Lam San-keung said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553523/law-society-president-criticised-attacking-bars-election-stance

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