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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president as Ambrose Lam resigns

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:40pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Ambrose Lam confirms he will step down after vote of no confidence Law Society elects Stephen Hung as president A criminal lawyer more vocal about trade than politics has replaced the embattled Ambrose Lam San-keung as president of the Law Society. The council of the society yesterday elected Stephen Hung Wan-shun, who has served as vice-president, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577280/law-society-elects-stephen-hung-president
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers invited to Shenzhen for last-minute talks on 2017 election reform

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:36pm

    ... Peter So and Gary Cheung Lawmakers invited to Shenzhen next week to discuss poll deal with senior Beijing officials Last ditch talks to bridge 2017 election reform gap All 70 lawmakers have been invited to meet senior Beijing officials in Shenzhen next Thursday in a last-ditch effort to narrow the gap on attitudes to reform for the 2017 chief executive election. Basic Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574527/lawmakers-invited-shenzhen-last-minute-talks-2017-election-reform
  3. News - Hong Kong - ANALYSIS

    Beijing 'set to take hard line on Hong Kong's 2017 chief executive election'

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by Gary Cheung

    ... for the 2017 chief executive election. Executive councillors Cheng Yiu-tong and Bernard Chan said on Tuesday that they expected the National People's Congress Standing Committee to require chief ... elected chief executive. Hongkongers may not be able to comprehend this kind of consideration," the source said. The source, who has knowledge of Beijing's thinking on Hong Kong, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573114/accord-chief-executive-poll-less-likely-npc-set-take-hard-line
  4. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazilian election in disarray after Socialist Campos' death in air crash

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 10:09pm by AP

    ... plane crash Brazil's political landscape was being redrawn yesterday, a day after a small plane crash killed a top presidential candidate less than two months before the election. The death ... re-election, analysts said. Political observers say Campos' socialist party is expected to declare his running mate Marina Silva, one of the country's most popular politicians, as its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573728/brazilian-election-disarray-after-socialist-campos-death-air-crash
  5. News - Hong Kong - SCMP DEBATE

    Camps split on candidate limits for chief executive election

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Peter So, JEFFIE LAM

    ... limits for 2017 election The pro-Beijing and pan-democratic camps are divided- not only over how to nominate candidates for the 2017 chief executive election, but also on the number of candidates ... the nominating committee to exercise its substantive powers while offering voters reasonable choices, making the election a truly contested one," said Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen, BPA's chairman. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570912/camps-split-candidate-limits-chief-executive-election
  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Kerry in Kabul to seek resolution of Afghan election dispute

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 01:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul US secretary of state arrives in Afghan capital seeking an end to wrangling following inconclusive results from presidential elections ahead of Nato troop withdrawals this year US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks in Kabul on Friday aimed at putting pressure on Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates to resolve disputed elections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1569086/kerry-kabul-seek-resolution-afghan-election-dispute
  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Prabowo fires opening salvo in court challenge to Widodo's election victory

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 09:46pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Ex-general claims his loss to Joko Widodo in presidential poll is due to widespread cheating Prabowo fires court salvo over 'unjust' election Indonesian ex-general Prabowo Subianto angrily claimed widespread cheating cost him victory in the country's presidential election at the start of his legal challenge to the result yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567809/prabowo-fires-opening-salvo-court-challenge-widodos-election-victory
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Clock's ticking' for talks on 2017 election, says Catholic diocese of Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by Tony Cheung

    ... officials and political parties amid heightening debate over how Hong Kong should achieve universal suffrage in the 2017 chief executive election. The diocese said the move was needed as tension had ... to refer to the diocese's statement in July last year. In that 2,000-character Chinese statement, the diocese called for the chief executive to be directly elected by the one person, one vote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566589/clocks-ticking-talks-2017-election-says-catholic-diocese-hong-kong
  9. News - World - TURKEY

    Kurdish candidate senses ‘wind of change’ ahead of Turkey’s presidential elections

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Istanbul Thousands turned out for a mass rally in support of the Kurdish candidate in Turkey's presidential elections, in a rare show of Kurdish nationalism in the centre of Istanbul on Sunday. Some 10,000 people rallied by the shores of the Bosphorus in Kadikoy, the main hub of the Asian side of Istanbul, for the address by Kurdish candidate Selahattin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566366/kurdish-candidate-senses-wind-change-ahead-turkeys-presidential-elections
  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN: ANALYSIS

    Future of Nato forces in Afghanistan in limbo due to election recount

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 10:00pm by Reuters

    ... and deadly engagement closer to completion. Afghanistan's two presidential candidates remain at loggerheads, unable to agree who won an election the West hoped would signal a smooth transition ... and amid allegations by Abdullah of widespread fraud, the formation of a proposed unity government could drag on for months. "We really hope that the election is wrapped up by [the Nato ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564434/future-nato-forces-afghanistan-limbo-due-election-recount

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