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  1. A delicate balancing act

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... for a formula to defeat the LDP. While they sometimes appeared to have found sufficient backing to overthrow the LDP government, the electorate seemed to blink at the last moment and vote for what ... and finally the LDP promised to carry out meaningful reforms of how the country was run. And the country believed him. True to his vow before the vote, Okada stepped down and was replaced by Ozawa. ...

  2. 2008 Politics

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... support for his democratic rival, Morgan Tsvangirai. However, Mr Mugabe and his party refused to acknowledge the results, and after months of sometimes violent confrontations, the two agreed ...

  3. Slim hopes for latest plan to jump-start Japan's economy

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... defeat in last weekend's upper-house elections threatens to jeopardise Kan's legislative agenda and could still lead his own party to oust him from office. As a result, it is hard ...

  4. Sarah Palin's triumph of low expectations may not be enough

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With exactly one month to go before the US presidential election, South China Morning Post correspondent Greg Torode begins a series of reports from the campaign trail Vice-presidential debate exposes limits of 'hockey mom' world vision Sarah Pa ...

  5. Shipping industry turning the tide for clean air

    Posted Apr 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not happen. But it is a fact that the PP lost very few votes. The Socialists gained a lot more votes from those who decided late to vote. Yes, on a technical level, the attacks did have an influence. ... Peter Kammerer is all at sea trying to legitimise his assertion that 'law and order has collapsed' in Sri Lanka ('A vote for justice', April 2), an article based on some acts ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and genuinely listen to the views of the public? As regards the pan-democrats, they must give us a road map to vote on. It is not good enough just to bash the administration. The message for the by-election must be made crystal-clear to voters. I would suggest that the message should be that these by-elections will not be about electing individuals but about voting for the reform proposals. ...

  7. Landfill vote puts incinerator on front burner

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the authorities to introduce more aggressive waste-reduction policies like waste charging. As a result the waste volume dropped sharply,' he said. Chu criticised Tsang's professed satisfaction ...

  8. God save us from selfish Sarah

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty American politicians seem compelled to conclude their speeches with a confident cry of: 'God bless you all. God bless America.' Watching the latest developments in the US presidential election, I want to pray: 'God help the U ...

  9. Putting a price on 'yes' votes for political reform

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Paul G. Harris

    ... Paul G. Harris The June 23 Legislative Council vote on the government's constitutional reform package is shaping up to be a no-win situation for Hong Kong's pan-democrats. Neither supporting the package nor voting against it in Legco will do much to further democracy. Supporting it without extracting significant concessions from the government may reduce support ...

  10. Disco Bay split on taxi plan amid conflicting poll results

    Posted Aug 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is whether opponents or advocates of the proposal speak for the residents, after two surveys claiming to represent a big majority of public opinion have given opposite results. Hong Kong Resort Co, ... increased noise and 91 per cent increased air pollution. Yung intends to submit the results of the survey to the Transport Department while it considers the proposal. According to Yung, Hong Kong ...




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