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With China and the United States vying for influence, what will be especially important for the new Philippine leader when he takes office in July is pragmatism.
Halimah Yacob said after ‘careful consideration’ she will not stand for re-election when her six-year term ends on September 13.
Gandhi’s cross-country march contributed to the Congress party’s resounding majority secured in Karnataka polls last month, say analysts.
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said the former cricket star’s PTI party had attacked the ‘very basis of state’, which could not be tolerated.
Without up-to-date data, government planners will struggle to determine economic and social trends and frame policy, analysts say.
The successful summit in Hiroshima may tempt PM Kishida to lock in improved ratings, say analysts, amid an overall ‘feel-good sensation’.
Agreement targets monopolies, military, justice reform, but changes to royal insults law will be tabled independently
Pita Limjaroenrat’s party has assessed senators opinions and concerns and believes some now have ‘a better understanding of our policies’, its secretary general says.
Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat says he has consensus to form a coalition, but is still 63 seats short of forming a majority of 376 across the Thai parliament’s two chambers.
The pro-reform party claimed more than 14 million votes in Sunday’s election, but it will have its work cut out if it wants to build a governing coalition in the face of a hostile military-backed royalist establishment.
The Candlelight Party said it will file an official complaint asking the Constitutional Council to judge the election commission’s ruling.
The victory in Karnataka state assembly elections over the weekend was one of the most significant for Congress against Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party since he took power nearly a decade ago.
The currency rose as much as 0.9 per cent against the dollar, with investors upbeat that a coalition government led by the Move Forward Party will be pro-growth.
Thailand’s Move Forward Party says it is ready to head a coalition government with opposition heavyweight Pheu Thai, after an “Orange Wave” decimated the conservative vote on Sunday.
With ballots counted from 97 per cent of polling stations, Election Commission data showed Move Forward Party on 13.5 million followed by Pheu Thai on 10.3 million with United Thai Nation party third on 4.5 million.
Khan urges his supporters to hold protests ‘at the end of your streets and villages’ across the country on Sunday and announces he will return to campaigning on Wednesday.
Karnataka, one of India’s wealthiest states and the only southern state Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party governs, voted on Wednesday and full results are expected later on Saturday.
Move Forward’s Pita Limjaroenrat and Pheu Thai leader Paetongtarn Shinawatra hope young voters wearied by inequality and coups would help wrest power from conservatives.
The anti-corruption agency was ordered to release former Prime Minister Imran Khan from its custody, following his arrest on Tuesday that sparked deadly and widespread protests.
Thai policy could shift to less support for the junta if the pro-democracy Move Forward Party becomes a coalition partner in the new government, observers note.
Pakistan’s government called in the military to help end violent protests after former premier Imran Khan was arrested and put under the custody of the anti-corruption agency.
Khan’s arrest has led to violent protests across the country, with at least two provinces asking the federal government to deploy troops to restore order.
Former Thai PM says he wants to return in July to take care of his grandchildren, but claims he will not be a burden to his daughter’s Pheu Thai Party.
Some 2 in 3 Singaporeans in their 20s report having to contend with the city state’s red-hot rental market due to insufficient savings. Most are ineligible for public flats until they hit 35 – unless they get married.
With 10 months to elections, Ganjar could be in for a rough ride ahead with tough rivals and a recent Fifa controversy that dented his ratings.
Parliament last June voted to strike cannabis from the banned narcotics list but was dissolved for the May 14 election before it could codify a Cannabis Act.
Paetongtarn Shinawatra said her new baby boy wouldn’t affect her ability to rally support for her Pheu Thai Party with just under two weeks to go before the polls.