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  1. 71. news | 22 Jan 2015

    Rice scheme damaging, corrupt political tactic, says NACC

    By Online Reporters

    » The rice-pledging scheme of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government was a damaging political tactic to help her party to win a general election and rise to power, and to benefit corrupt associates, th...

  2. 72. news | 20 Jan 2015

    Indonesia reverses local-election ban

    By AFP

    » Indonesia's parliament backed direct elections for local leaders on Tuesday, formally reversing an earlier decision to scrap a key reform of the democratic era and giving a boost to President Joko Widodo.

  3. 73. news | 20 Jan 2015

    Zambians vote in special presidential election

    By AFP

    » LUSAKA - Polling opened Tuesday in Zambia's tightly contested vote to elect a president after a ruling party power struggle following the death of Michael Sata in office last year.

  4. 74. news | 18 Jan 2015

    Japan's battered opposition picks new leader

    By AFP

    » TOKYO - Japan's battle-scarred main opposition party on Sunday chose Katsuya Okada as its new leader as it tries to recover from a disastrous showing in December's general election and years of drift.

  5. 75. news | 17 Jan 2015

    Taiwan's embattled ruling party looks to new leader to turn tide

    By AFP

    » Taiwan's Beijing-friendly ruling party appointed a new leader on Saturday in the hope of reversing its fortunes after its worst-ever local election setback reflected growing fears over Chinese influence.

  6. 76. news | 16 Jan 2015

    US, UN warn Myanmar over growing religious tensions

    By AFP

    » A top American diplomat Friday decried growing religious intolerance in Myanmar and warned the use of faith for political ends was "playing with fire" in a crunch election year for the former junta-run country.

  7. 77. news | 16 Jan 2015

    US decries Myanmar intolerance

    » YANGON — A top American diplomat on Friday decried growing religious intolerance in Myanmar and warned the use of faith for political ends was "playing with fire" in an election year for the former junta-run country.

  8. 78. news | 16 Jan 2015

    Prospect of Greek electoral stalemate scares business world

    By AFP

    » ATHENS - Greece had been expected to finally limp out of recession after six painful years in the red, before it was unexpectedly plunged into a snap general election set for January 25.

  9. 79. news | 13 Jan 2015

    Disaster foretold? Sri Lanka ex-president's seer packs bags

    By AFP

    » COLOMBO - As a defeated Mahinda Rajapakse slunk out of Sri Lanka's presidential palace, the astrologer who counselled him to call a disastrous early election was gloomily packing his bags on the other side of town.

  10. 80. news | 12 Jan 2015

    Somchai apologises for 'bandits' remark

    By Patsara Jikkham

    » Election Commission member Somchai Srisuthiyakorn on Monday apologised to local-government officials over a comment some interpreted as likening Interior Ministry bureaucrats to “bandits” when it came to running election...

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