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  1. Overseas influence

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... voters- up to 200,000- may go back to cast their ballots, since Taiwan does not allow absentee voting. As a result, both Mr Chen and Mr Lien have been targeting these people. In recent days, ... Frank Ching The battle for votes in Taiwan's presidential election is increasingly being fought not in Taiwan, but on the mainland. With the polls showing President Chen Shui-bian ...

  2. Election loser tells court the victor 'cheated and lied'

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... November's election for the Hoi Bun constituency in Tsuen Wan to Chow Ping-tim by only 236 votes. Ms Chung claimed that, in the days leading up to the vote, Mr Chow sent out 18,000 pamphlets ... proposal, even though he actually did know about it as early as February 1999, Mr Shum said. Mr Chow even voted in favour of it at a meeting of the Environmental and Hygiene Affairs Committee ...

  3. Icon strikes an anti-Bush chord with Pakistanis

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to criticise the US; you have to run the country as well.' Mr Khan shocked supporters early last year by casting his vote for the failed bid of ultra-conservative cleric Fazlur Rehman for the post ...

  4. Arroyo faces test as political arch-rival slips into coma

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... of the election, insisting he, not Mrs Arroyo, had won the presidency in May. He told the court that results from 10,554 precincts nationwide were wrongly reflected in the official documents which Congress ... during the congressional count of presidential votes last June, said yesterday that the electoral case 'will continue' even with the former actor debilitated. ...

  5. Australian voters swayed by Howard's economic track record

    Posted Oct 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agencies in Sydney Prime Minister John Howard scored a convincing victory in Australia's federal election yesterday, winning a historic fourth term in a vote that was pitched as a referendum on his support of the US-led war in Iraq but that turned instead on domestic economic issues. With more than 70 per cent of votes tallied, Labor Party leader Mark Latham conceded defeat ...

  6. Ever the diplomat, always a survivor

    Posted Oct 10th 2004, 12:00am by Emilie Boyer King

    ... including money laundering to fund his political party, the RPR, and a vote-rigging scam while he was mayor of Paris. And yet, in many ways, the French premier's political career is impressive. ...

  7. Bolder steps urged to win hearts and minds on Taiwan

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Understandably, President Hu Jintao emphasised the Taiwan issue in meeting other world leaders at the Apec forum in Chile. Opposing Taiwan's moves towards independence has become one of the cornerstones of Beijing's foreign policy ...

  8. Influential cleric calls on Thai Muslims to listen to advice of revered king

    Posted Nov 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur Bangkok 'must give clergy room to solve separatist conflict' Malaysia's top Islamic opposition leader has urged Muslim clerics in neighbouring Thailand to talk to their king and their government to resolve a ...

  9. The people decide

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... a dilemma as they cast votes in presidential elections today. They want a strong leader to emerge to tackle their country's many problems, but not one so powerful that there is a possibility ... majority from the country's 150 million-strong electorate to stave off a second round of voting, scheduled for September 20. Only when the leading two contenders faced off in that race were ...

  10. Rising stars promoted in Roh's reshuffle

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khan Hyun-sung in Seoul Two rising stars from South Korea's ruling Uri Party have entered the government, in a further sign of the leftward shift in the country's politics. Chung Dong-young was named unification minister yesterday, with responsi ...




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