electoral process

Free polls must to mature as democracy: Pakistani daily


September 12th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Pakistan needs to conduct free and fair elections to mature as a functional democracy, said a Pakistani daily Wednesday.An editorial in the News International said elections ... Read more...

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Seven-language campaign to educate South Asian voters in US


September 10th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) A coalition of South Asian community organisations has launched a national, non-partisan campaign called South Asian Vote! in seven South Asian languages to engage the community ... Read more...

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Mamata for electoral reforms, cash-free polls


August 14th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, August 14 (IANS) Observing that corrupt practices were rampant in India's electoral process particularly in the northeast, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday called for electoral reforms."Today ... Read more...

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India, South Korea join hands on electoral process


August 1st, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India and South Korea Wednesday signed an agreement to collaborate in strengthening institutions and processes for democracy, good governance and rule of law in the ... Read more...

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UN extends Iraq mission mandate


July 26th, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council(UNSC) has extended the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) by one year.UNAMI, a political mission, was established ... Read more...

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`Mexico must look into obstacles to press coverage’


July 5th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 5 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities should investigate "the obstructions, censorship and intimidation that may have affected the coverage and observation of the electoral process", said the Paris-based press-rights group ... Read more...

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Trinamool resorting to violence to stifle dissent: Left


June 4th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of resorting to violence to stifle the voices of protests, the Left Front (LF) Monday said such tactics would hinder ... Read more...

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Debar criminals from polls: Election Commissioner Brahma


May 5th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 5 (IANS) Describing the participation of criminals in polls as one of the major problems the country is facing, Election Commissioner H.S. Brahma Saturday called upon the people ... Read more...

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EC moots GIS mapping of all polling booths in UP


April 27th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has decided to undertake an ambitious project to conduct geographic information system (GIS) mapping of all polling booths in Uttar Pradesh that ... Read more...

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Speed up poll reforms, Quraishi urges PM


April 13th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Friday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for speeding up long-pending electoral reforms.Sources said the poll panel chief in ... Read more...

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White House applauds Myanmar by-election


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The White House has applauded the parliamentary by-election in Myanmar, calling it an important step in the country's democratic transformation."This election is an important step in ... Read more...

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Bar criminals from contesting elections: Quraishi


March 27th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Stressing that it is important to get rid of criminals in the electoral process, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Tuesday said the law must bar such ... Read more...

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Heed gender rules, Mexican poll official tells parties


March 26th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 26 (IANS/EFE) The head of Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute, or IFE, said political parties that failed to abide by gender equality rules in selecting candidates for the ... Read more...

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Row over British MP Keith Vaz’s campaign in Goa


February 15th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 14 (IANS) Poll officials in Goa have sought expert opinion from the Election Commission (EC) over British MP of Indian origin Keith Vaz campaigning here for a Congress ... Read more...

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Congress wants Rae Bareli, CSM Nagar officials moved out


February 11th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Accusing the Mayawati government of instructing officials in Rae Bareli and Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj (CSM) Nagar to act in a "blatanty biased manner" ... Read more...

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Officials turned into BSP spokespersons, complains Congress


January 17th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress Monday met Election Commisson and complained about "cases of total subordination" of the Uttar Pradesh administration by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ... Read more...

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Kenya’s football still in doldrums


December 29th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Dec 29 (IANS) For over a decade, Kenyan football has been in the doldrums and 2011 was no different as the country endured a roller-coaster calendar year.Perceived as a ... Read more...

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Strict enforcement of model code in Uttar Pradesh: Poll official


December 27th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Election Officer Umesh Sinha Tuesday asked all political parties to strictly follow the model code of conduct, with a view to ensuring ... Read more...

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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...

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Poll panel to use social media to attract young voters


November 25th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Election Commission of India will soon use social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to attract youth to take part in the ... Read more...

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Riots in Liberia ahead of presidential poll run-off


November 7th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Monrovia, Nov 7 (IANS) A fresh riot broke out on Monday in Liberia's capital Monrovia, with casualties feared and properties being destroyed ahead of Tuesday's presidential run-off election.A Xinhua reporter ... Read more...

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Poll panel for voters’ right to reject candidates


November 1st, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) A day after meeting Team Anna members on poll reforms, the Election Commission Tuesday said it had already proposed to the government to introduce ... Read more...

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Libya elects Abdurrahim El-Keib as interim Prime Minister


November 1st, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BNO NEWS) --Libyan transitional authorities on Monday afternoon announced the election of their interim Prime Minister, Abdurrahim El-Keib. He is expected to appoint a new government soon.Libya's National Transitional Council ... Read more...

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UN Security Council eases Libya sanctions


September 17th, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) The UN Security Council Friday unanimously adopted a resolution to ease sanctions against Libya, and set up a UN mission to help restore security and ... Read more...

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Women to the fore in Bihar panchayat polls


April 19th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 19 (IANS) Nearly three lakh women candidates are to contest the 10-phase panchayat polls in Bihar beginning Wednesday, thanks to the 50 percent reservation for them in village ... Read more...

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Maoists call for poll boycott


April 11th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) Describing the electoral process as a 'farce', the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) Monday gave a call to boycott the elections in West Bengal and ... Read more...

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BJP in favour of GST in principal: Gadkari


April 9th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 9 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin gadkari on Saturday said that the party would support the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in principal, ... Read more...

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Women empowered in Bihar


April 5th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Rajiv Kumar Patna, Apr 5 (ANI): Bihar certainly seems to be shaking off its yoke of extreme backwardness and poor developmental indices, which have defined the state, indeed, the region, for ... Read more...

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Tibetans vote in large numbers to elect new PM (Lead)


March 20th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 20 (IANS) Tibetans turned out in their colourful best Sunday to pick the next prime minister of their government-in-exile in elections that took place worldwide, days after the ... Read more...

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Politicians pitch for poll reforms to curb dishonesy


March 18th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Politicians from different parties, including Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel of ... Read more...

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Income Tax returns mandatory for all candidates facing polls in India


March 9th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): The Election commission (EC) on Wednesday made it mandatory for all the candidates to furnish Income Tax (IT) returns before entering the polls.The Election Commission has brought ... Read more...

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Benazir was promised she would be PM: Forensic report


February 9th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Benazir Bhutto had been assured that she would be the prime minister after the 2007 general elections, revealed a forensic report that ... Read more...

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Court dismisses plea on irregularities in electoral rolls


February 9th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Feb 8 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Tuesday disposed as "infructuous" a public suit alleging irregularities in the voters list for the local bodies elections and challenging the e-voting system introduced ... Read more...

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Lukashenko sworn in as president for the fourth time


January 21st, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by BNO News
MINSK, BELARUS (BNO NEWS) -- Alexander Lukashenko on Friday was sworn in as President of Belarus for the fourth time, the state-run BelTA news agency reported.The solemn inauguration ceremony of newly elected ... Read more...

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EU High Representative Ashton meets with Belarusian delegation


January 13th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton on Wednesday met with a Belarusian delegation conformed by leading representatives of the Belarusian opposition and civil society.Ashton, also Vice-President of the ... Read more...

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