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  1. Brighter future

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with bad news, from corruption scandals to the continuous economic downturn. Things got so bad that Mr Roh called for a vote of confidence. It might be too early to say for sure, but there seems ... because of the nuclear crisis. South Korea will face another round of political uncertainty at the time of the National Assembly elections in April. But once the voting is over, Mr Roh ...

  2. Too nice for his own good?

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Karim Raslan

    ... went on to win a thumping electoral victory- boosting the ruling National Front coalition's results from 56 per cent of the popular vote to more than 63 per cent. Mr Abdullah's ... Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mustapha Mohamad. Instead, they chose men with limited experience of national politics. The poll results have led to allegations that some ...

  3. With luck, and courage, Afghans can turn a corner

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with their private militia, have huge swathes of the country under their control. They have been seeking to intimidate voters in a bid to influence the result. So the election will take place amid tight security. There is even a bunker below the stadium where votes will be counted, to act as a refuge in case it comes under attack. Faced with all these problems, it is a wonder that anyone registered ...

  4. Democracy for high Himalayas comes by yak teams, helicopter

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Liam Cochrane

    ... for a national vote on April 10. While serious political and security issues have many wondering if the election will take place, an enormous logistical effort is under way to make a poll possible. ... to serve the record 17.6 million voters who have registered. They will vote for 601 members of a Constituent Assembly, a body set to reshape Nepal. This April will be the first time the Election ...

  5. An election milestone, but how free are Afghan voters?

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... are contesting as independents. As a result, towns and villages have been plastered with tens of thousands of posters promoting individuals who canvass for votes by addressing small groups in mosques, ... the election poster on the door of a refrigerator repair shop in the heart of Kabul. 'Sure, she's beautiful, but I am not going to vote for her,' he says. 'I want to support ...

  6. Bhutan takes happy step towards democracy

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... exercise in democracy in the tiny, secluded Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, sandwiched between India and China. As we report today, some 300,000 Bhutanese voted yesterday for the first time. Until ... to prepare his people for the real thing that will strip him of power. Yesterday's vote was for a national council, or upper house, before the election of a parliament to govern a constitutional ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of interest before voting on entries that included one from a company that named Leung's surveying firm as a property adviser. John Tsang Chun-wah (left), then secretary of planning and lands, will be among the first witnesses to testify. Rights group issues minorities report Hong Kong Unison, a lobby group for ethnic minorities, releases the results of its survey of residents' ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... senators vote on new sanctions against Iran US lawmakers vote on a new package of nuclear sanctions against Iran. Members of the Senate Banking Committee are considering adding measures that would single out Iran's national oil and shipping companies and restrict its ability to tap into electronic banking services. Sony to announce its results Sony chief financial officer Masaru Kato ...

  9. Malaysia's opposition needs to be heard

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A strong opposition keeps a government honest. An administration that faces no credible resistance can do what it likes without fear of being voted out of power. Malaysia's ruling ... office by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. This reveals how reluctant the ruling coalition is to accept the worst election result it has suffered for many years. For the first time in four ...

  10. Democracy losing its way in Mongolia

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... clampdown that has ground everyday life to a halt. Although the cause of the deadly unrest is being investigated, it would seem partly to be the result of political sour grapes. Preliminary results ... International election observers noted nothing excessively untoward in the polling and vote-counting. Mongolia is a poor country, but mining deals with foreign nations to extract rich deposits ...




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