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Indian voters give right wing party majority
May 16, 2014 Bharatiya Janta Party’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi played the development card during his massive election campaigns.
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Afghanistan’s electoral body gets new members
Aug 05, 2013 The UN Mission in Afghanistan has welcomed appointment of members to Independent Election Commission (IEC).
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Suu Kyi against party registering for elections
Mar 24, 2010 Soon after Myanmar’s highest court refused to accept a lawsuit filed by Aung San Suu Kyi’s party seeking to revoke the five election laws, which were enacted earlier this month, the pro-democratic leader has opposed her party registering for the forthcoming elections under the junta’s unjust laws.
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Pak peasant women fight barbaric customs through polls
Mar 24, 2010 Mai Jori, an illiterate peasant from a remote village in western Balochistan province has launched a mission to empower marginalised women and fight the feudal, patriarchal customs by contesting elections. Her fearless nature has boosted the morale of the local working class to assert their rights
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Burma urged to carry free and fair polling
Mar 26, 2010 Following the meeting of group of 15 nations, which urged for inclusive, participatory and transparent elections, UN Secretary General has asked the Burmese government to create conditions for credible elections. The new election laws ban political prisoners such as Suu Kyi from taking part in the poll.
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Myanmar's main opposition party boycotts elections
Mar 31, 2010 Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy has refused to register under the “unjust” electoral laws, which bans political prisoners from participating in electoral process. The laws also ban members of religious orders and civil servants from joining political parties.
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Sri Lanka: First general election without rebel Tigers
Apr 08, 2010 Sri Lankans vote today for a new Parliament after decades of civil war that will help to rebuild the island nation. President Mahinda Rajapaksa expecting a victory is pushing for a two-thirds parliamentary majority, that would allow his party to change the constitution.
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Delimitation delays local elections in Bhutan
May 12, 2010 The process of setting up a democratically elected government at local level in Bhutan could be delayed due to incomplete delimitation work, a prerequisite to prepare voter’s list. According to the Election Commissioner extra time is also required for voter’s education, training and to overcome logistical problems.
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Maldives approaching ‘critical juncture’ with upcoming elections
May 10, 2013 The upcoming elections in the Maldives represent an important opportunity to move forward with its democratic transition, a senior United Nations official stressed, as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the country.
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Golden rules of democratic governance
Jul 16, 2010 With the growing political instability, violence and soaring criminal activities in Bangladesh, economist Abul Quader debates the real meaning of democracy. He argues that just holding elections does not guarantee a country’s democracy, what really matters are the way public policies are developed and implemented by the elected government.
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UN pledges support for Nepal elections
Mar 22, 2013 The United Nations political chief commended Nepal for the progress made in its peace process and pledged that the world body will assist it to hold elections.
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UNDP in Pakistan supports new initiatives at polling booths
Apr 09, 2013 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan is providing support to the Election Commission of Pakistan to train polling staff for the general elections that are going to be held on May 11.
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Educating children on HIV through technology
Sep 08, 2011 A newly developed interactive software is offering an effective means of teaching children about HIV/AIDS using videos, interactive menus and voice-overs.
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Suu Kyi's ex-allies to take part in election
Jul 12, 2010 The ex- members of the officially disbanded opposition party, National League for Democracy have formed a new party called The National Democratic Force and will field candidates for elections later this year. However with 38 out of 43 parties already registered, NDF’s policies and success are still under speculation.
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Mauritian women seek a fair chance in politics
May 06, 2010 As the elections for a new government were held in Mauritius on Wednesday, numerous women came out of their houses to cast their votes in hope of a better life. While some wanted greater representation of women in politics, others voted to get better employment opportunities.
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Meet UK's new Asian women leaders
May 21, 2010 The election of six British Asian women as members of parliament is being seen as an event that would reinforce the importance of these women in UK’s political arena. However, women's campaigners remain gloomy due to large inequality in number of seats won by women.
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Ivory Coast haunted by civil war as post-election standoff continues
Dec 23, 2010 With increasing incidents of violence, a fear of another civil war is large looming in Ivory Coast as the standoff between the government and opposition deepens after the disputed election.
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Burma's by-elections to fall ‘short of international standards’: report
Mar 30, 2012 The upcoming April by-elections will fall substantially short of global standards and cannot be considered as ‘free’ or ‘fair’, says a report by a local campaign group, Alternative Asean Network on Burma. Over six million Burmese will vote to elect less than 7% of the total number of seats in the national parliament.
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Burma celebrates as Suu Kyi's party claims landslide victory
Apr 02, 2012 The pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, National League for Democracy, won Burma’s by-polls by a landslide, claiming 43 out of 44 seats. Now the former political prisoner can enter national parliament and carry forward her fight for democracy and human rights.
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Indian Election Commission stresses on technology for better governance
May 02, 2012 The Chief Election Commissioner of India S.Y. Quraishi in his inaugural address at the 3rd Conference of Heads of Election Management bodies of SAARC countries in New Delhi stressed on the use of modern technology to deal with problems in the conduct of free and fair elections in the South Asian region.
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In pursuit of peace in Darfur
Feb 25, 2010 The signing of a preliminary peace treaty between the Justice and Equality Movement, a rebel group and the Sudanese government could spell an end to the conflict in Darfur. Sceptics worry that the group might succeed in postponing the national elections, and in turn delay the referendum on southern independence.
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Hope in the horizon for Iraq
Mar 04, 2010 With parliamentary elections set for March 7th , it is expected to begin a new chapter in Iraq’s history. While the politics is still styled after ethnic and religious identities the challenge is to accommodate the diverse interests in the aftermath of elections.
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UN hails successful elections in Pakistan
May 13, 2013 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Government and people of Pakistan on the successful conduct of national and provincial elections, hailing the polls, for which millions of voters turned out, as a major democratic step.
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