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  1. 31. news | 06 Jan 2015

    Pakistan legislators approve military courts for terrorism

    By AFP

    » Pakistan's parliament Tuesday approved the setting up of military courts to hear terrorism-related cases, after a Taliban massacre at a military-run school in the northwest shocked the nation.

  2. 32. news | 31 Dec 2014

    CDC's parliament reforms pose 'threat' to democracy

    POLITICS

    Newspaper section: News

    » The Constitution Drafting Committee's (CDC) proposals on how to select the prime minister, MPs and the Senate risk undermining democracy, National Reform Council (NRC) member Direk Thuengfang warned yesterday. 

  3. 33. news | 29 Dec 2014

    Snap poll in Greece after failure to choose president

    By AFP

    » Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Monday called for a snap poll next month that could bring a radical anti-austerity party to power after parliament failed for a third time to elect a president.

  4. 34. news | 29 Dec 2014

    Greece fails to elect president, elections to come

    By AFP

    » Greece's parliament on Monday failed for a third time to elect a president, an AFP count showed, forcing early elections.

  5. 35. news | 26 Dec 2014

    Tiananmen dissident delays bid to run for lawmaker in Taiwan

    By AFP

    » TAIPEI - A leading dissident who fled China after pro-democracy protests were crushed in 1989 said Friday he will postpone plans to stand for Taiwan's parliament by a year.

  6. 36. news | 24 Dec 2014

    New MP election method approved

    By Online Reporters

    » The Constitution Drafting Committee on Wednesday accepted the mixed-member proportional (MMP) System for electing members of parliament, which involves a combination of constituency and party-list representatives.

  7. 37. news | 19 Dec 2014

    Cambodia gives CNRP boss rank

    By Reuters

    » PHNOM PENH — Cambodia's parliament endorsed opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Friday as minority leader with legislative rank equal to Prime Minister Hun Sen, a rare concession by the long-serving premier to preserve ...

  8. 38. news | 15 Dec 2014

    Conchita Wurst says won't be a 'bitter old drag queen'

    By AFP

    » VIENNA - After a whirlwind year that saw her win the Eurovision Song Contest and perform at the European parliament and United Nations, "bearded lady" Conchita Wurst is headed for the recording studio but doesn't ru...

  9. 39. news | 13 Dec 2014

    Women: the invisible issue in Japan's election

    By AFP

    » TOKYO - When voters go to the polls on Sunday to elect Japan's powerful lower house of parliament, only one out of every six candidates will be a woman.

  10. 40. news | 13 Dec 2014

    NLA readies final charter proposals

    By Aekarach Sattaburuth, Newspaper section: News

    » The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Friday finalised its recommendations for the drafting of a new charter, parts of which call for separation of powers between the government and parliament through direct electio...

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