electoral law

Negligible progress on poll reforms, RTI plea reveals


June 21st, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Attempts to push for poll reforms are yet to yield the desired results despite an appeal by the Election Commission to the government, a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kazakhstan welcomes international observers for January polls


December 24th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Dec 23 (IANS) Kazakhstan has said it would welcome international observers to monitor landmark parliament elections in mid January that would pave the way for a multi-party legislature in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Political competition vital for Russia: Medvedev


May 13th, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Competition is vital for the country's political stability and no one party can claim a dominant role, President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday.Medvedev, in an unexpected ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Deal between Karzai, lawmakers over parliament session initiation is ‘uncertain’


January 24th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 24 (ANI): The deal between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and rebel lawmakers on the opening of the lower house of parliament appears to be in doubt as the MPs are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Karzai agrees to dump ‘parliament session delay’ plans over constitutional crisis fears


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 23 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has reportedly agreed to put an end to his plans of delaying the parliament session by a month after lawmakers threatened to spark off ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Clown elected to Brazil Congress takes literacy test


November 13th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Nov 13 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian clown Tiririca who was elected to Brazil's lower house of Congress has taken a literacy test to prove that he can read and write. He won ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Voting begins in Afghan parliamentary polls


September 18th, 2010 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 18 (DPA) Afghanistan's parliamentary elections began nationwide Saturday amid tight security and fears of widespread fraud. A total of 12.5 million Afghans are eligible to vote for more than ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Gillard’s Labor leads race for minority government


August 22nd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Counting of votes closed Sunday leaving Australia's ruling Labor Party with a slight edge over the opposition coalition as the country headed towards a hung parliament after seven ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Australia heads towards hung parliament (Fourth Lead)


August 21st, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Australia was heading towards a hung parliament Saturday with the ruling Labor Party having only a slight edge over the opposition coalition, even as Prime Minister Julia Gillard ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Australia polling under way, postal votes crucial (Second Lead)


August 21st, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) The final result of the neck-and-neck electoral battle in Australia hinges on the two million postal votes that will be counted after 13 days of polling, which is ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Over 1.5 mn Cubans vote in municipal elections


May 3rd, 2010 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 3 (IANS) More than 1.5 million Cubans in 166 municipalities have voted in the second round of municipal elections, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) said. NEC president Ana Maria Mari Machado ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Karzai says did not mean to criticize US about West coverage of Afghanistan


April 3rd, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.3 (ANI): President Hamid Karzai has telephoned Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and told her that he had not meant to criticize the United States, but rather Western news ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China’s elections won’t be Western-style, says lawmaker


March 20th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.20 (ANI): China has said that it will adhere to its own mode of development instead of adopting Western-style elections."Different countries have different election rules and a socialist China won't follow ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Karzai ready for foreign monitors in election watchdog


March 13th, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 13 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai is ready to include two international monitors in the country's election watchdog ahead of parliamentary polls in September, his spokesman said Saturday. Karzai amended ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

United Nations envoy to Iraq urges free and fair election


February 12th, 2010 - 2:57 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The top United Nations envoy to Iraq on Thursday called on the country’s political leaders to step up their efforts to ensure that next month’s Council of ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Iraq’s January election could be delayed, warns official


November 24th, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 24 (DPA) Iraq's planned election for January was again in doubt Tuesday, after an election official said that the vice-president's rejection of an electoral law governing the poll left little ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

At least 10 killed, 28 injured in Iraq attacks (Lead)


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 21 (DPA) At least 10 people were killed and 28 injured in fresh violence across Iraq Wednesday, police told DPA. In the contested, northern city of Kirkuk, a roadside bomb killed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Karzai accepts runoff vote to be held on Nov 7 (Roundup)


October 20th, 2009 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 20 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced Tuesday that he failed to win an outright election victory in the first round of voting and accepted the results requiring a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

EU renews call for Afghan vote fraud probe


September 10th, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Sep 10 (DPA) The European Union Thursday said it backed a complete investigation into "allegations of fraud" in connection with the recent presidential elections in Afghanistan. The EU said it supported the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Two main Afghan presidential candidates claim victory


August 21st, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 21 (DPA) Afghanistan's election commission said Friday that it was too early to declare victory in the presidential election as the two leading candidates both claimed themselves the winner and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Vahanvati to succeed Milon Banerjee as attorney general


June 8th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday appointed former Solicitor General Goolam E. Vahanvati as the attorney general of India, the country's top law officer. "The President is pleased to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Uncertainty over Sukhbir Badal’s future as deputy chief minister


June 8th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin and Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, June 8 (IANS) Less than five months after he was sworn in, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal faces an uncertain future in the government ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

A newspaper hawker who made it to parliament


April 27th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) It could qualify as a real rags to riches story with a lot of determination and guts thrown in. A strong contender for the Chandigarh ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Afghan president Karzai calls for polls in April


March 1st, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar.1 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has called for elections to be held by April 21, a move in keeping with his country''s constitution. Karzai''s presidential term is due to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Afghan presidential elections will be held on August 20


January 29th, 2009 - 11:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan. 29 (ANI): Afghanistans Election Commission chief Azizullah Ludin announced that its second ever presidential election would be held on August 20, three months late because of insecurity and logistic ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Parties up in arms against Bangladesh’s new poll law


August 22nd, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 22 (IANS) Bangladesh's political parties have opposed the new election law that stipulates compulsory registration, provides for a "no vote" and bans them from having front organisations and offices outside ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

UN mission in Iraq receives new one-year mandate


August 8th, 2008 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS
DPA New York, Aug 8 (DPA) The UN Security Council extended Thursday the mandate of its mission in Iraq another year so it can assist the Iraqi government in attaining democratic reform, national ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Iraq failed to adopt new electoral law: UN


August 8th, 2008 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
DPA New York, Aug 8 (DPA) The UN mission in Iraq said Thursday it was ready to help Iraq's parliament complete a set of electoral laws after it failed to reach an agreement ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bangladesh poll body not to amend electoral law


July 26th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 26 (IANS) Bangladesh's Election Commission (EC) has dropped plans to replace the current set of electoral laws with a new one, following opposition from major political parties and for lack ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Plea to bar 4 MPs from voting denied urgent hearing


July 22nd, 2008 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Hours before the crucial voting on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's trust motion in parliament, the Supreme Court Tuesday refused to accord an urgent hearing to a plea ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tsvangirai formally delivers withdrawal letter


June 24th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Harare, June 24 (DPA) Morgan Tsvangirai, the major contender in Zimbabwe's bloody presidential run-off election, Tuesday formally notified electoral authorities of his withdrawal from the race, officials of the Movement for Democratic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bolivian province voted for more autonomy: Exit polls


June 23rd, 2008 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
DPA La Paz, June 23 (DPA) Residents of the Tarija province in southern Bolivia have favoured more autonomy by a large majority in a non-binding referendum that Bolivian President Evo Morales considers illegal. ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Senior Zimbabwe army officer tells troops to vote for Mugabe


May 31st, 2008 - 8:58 pm ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg/Harare, May 31 (DPA) A senior army officer has told soldiers in Zimbabwe's 35,000-strong army that they have to vote for President Mugabe in next month's run-off in presidential elections, according to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Lebanon can expect Northern Ireland type of peace, growth’


May 26th, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by admin
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, May 26 (IANS) Lebanon can expect a period of peace similar to Northern Ireland after a political settlement on the issue of the country's presidency was reached, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Saad Hariri tipped to become Lebanon’s new prime minister


May 23rd, 2008 - 9:47 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beirut, May 23 (DPA) Saad Hariri, head of the anti-Syrian majority in the Lebanese parliament, was tipped Friday to become the next prime minister after the election of army commander Michel Suleiman ... Read more...

Posted in World |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe