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National Assembly

Afghans live out democracy dream

Mohammed Umar yesterday returned to his alma mater, the Alam Faizad School in central Kabul, for the first time since the ousting of the Taleban to cast his vote in Afghanistan's landmark National Assembly and Provincial Council elections.

Monday, 19 September, 2005, 12:00am

Afghans live out democracy dream

Mohammed Umar yesterday returned to his alma mater, the Alam Faizad School in central Kabul, for the first time since the ousting of the Taleban to cast his vote in Afghanistan's landmark National Assembly and Provincial Council elections.

19 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Women take poll position in bastion of male dominance

When Afghanistan's electoral supervisory authority allocated poll symbols to candidates contesting the National Assembly elections, Gulalay Habib was given two footballs, a game played by few Afghan women.

But as the election campaign kicked off, the 50-year-old school teacher was quick to convert the inapt symbol into a political message.

15 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

National Assembly election eclipsed

The Taiwan opposition leaders' visits to the mainland have overshadowed the National Assembly election scheduled for Saturday, adding to the public apathy about the poll, observers say.

9 May 2005 - 12:00am

Historic parting

After Chiang Kai-shek retreated with his Kuomintang forces to Taiwan in 1949, he kept two institutions to symbolise the island's links with the mainland - the provincial government of Taiwan and the National Assembly.

29 Mar 2000 - 12:00am