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Merkel’s election law reform declared unconstitutional


July 26th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 26 (IANS) Germany's top court has ruled changes in the current election law, introduced last year by Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, as unconstitutional.The Wednesday's ruling has left politicians ... Read more...

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Nepal parties seek more time to settle statute row


April 23rd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 23 (IANS) Major political parties of Nepal Monday sought two more days to thrash out contentious issues that have held up their constitution drafting.The Himalayan country's political parties ... Read more...

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Hung assembly in Uttar Pradesh, SP on top: survey


February 6th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party is likely to win 130-170 seats and finish on top of a hung 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly, according to an opinion ... Read more...

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State elections: Fair ballot, rivetting battles expected (Comment)


January 14th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mayawati's statues and her election symbol of elephants carved out of stone have been covered, the Congress' pro-Muslim sops have been shot down, the officials believed to be biased in ... Read more...

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Poll panel favours right to reject candidates


December 6th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 6 (IANS) The Election Commission favours the "right to reject" candidates to do away with criminals in India's electoral system, a poll panel official said Tuesday. "The Election ... Read more...

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Nigerian poll panel on India tour


September 21st, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A delegation of Nigerian election officials is set to tour Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Delhi to get ground-level experience of the Indian electoral system, an ... Read more...

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‘Proportionate electoral system will avoid vote wastage’


September 3rd, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The proportionate electoral system (PES) would give a chance to all citizens to elect their representatives without any wastage of votes, an expert said ... Read more...

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Congress against, BJP for right to recall


August 29th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Congress Monday said right to recall MPs and reject poll candidates as demanded by activist Anna Hazare is "not practical" given the turnout ... Read more...

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Over 1,600 held in Malaysia for protests


July 10th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 10 (IANS) Over 1,600 people who participated in street rallies in the Malaysian capital city Saturday were arrested, police said Sunday.The 1,667 arrested activists were later released, ... Read more...

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India’s new democracy institute opens doors to Kenyans


June 23rd, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The newly established Indian Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIDEM) will be sharing India's experience of conducting elections for six decades with its very ... Read more...

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President Patil praises Mauritius for its electoral system


April 26th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Port Louis (Mauritius), April 26 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday hailed the parliamentary institutions and electoral processes of Mauritius.Adressing the National Assembly of Mauritius here, the visiting Indian president ... Read more...

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Pak politicians oppose scrutiny of asset declarations by auditors, revenue board


February 25th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 25(ANI): Pakistan political parties have collectively opposed a proposal floated by the Election Commission to get parliamentarians' assets scrutinised by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and the Auditor-General of ... Read more...

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17 injured, 165 detained during protests in Yemen


February 15th, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Feb 15 (IANS) At least 17 people were injured and 165 arrested Monday during various clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in Yemen's capital Sanaa and the southern province of ... Read more...

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Raja’s arrest should be first step in cleaning the system (Comment)


February 5th, 2011 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Andimuthu Raja's rise and fall underline the triumph and tragedy of Indian democracy. The ascent of this 47-year-old from an ordinary Dalit family in rural Tamil Nadu to be ... Read more...

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US plans for Mubarak’s immediate exit


February 4th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) The US is holding discussions with Egyptian officials on a proposal for President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately and hand over power to a transitional government that ... Read more...

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Making voting compulsory unfeasible: Quraishi


December 9th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Thursday opposed the idea of introducing compulsory voting, saying it was "neither desirable nor feasible"."Democracy and compulsion don't go together," Quraishi ... Read more...

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Electoral systems key for progress: Ansari


July 8th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 8 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Thursday opined that electoral systems are important because they translate the votes of the people into socio-economic progress. His remark came while delivering the inaugural ... Read more...

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Centre-right party wins two-thirds majority in Hungary


April 26th, 2010 - 7:23 am ICT by IANS
Budapest, April 26 (DPA) The centre-right party Fidesz secured an unprecedented two-thirds majority in Hungary's Parliament through second-round voting Sunday, according to preliminary data from the National Election Office. Fidesz leader Viktor Orban ... Read more...

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I think in two years I will get married: Katrina


April 9th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Katrina Kaif, who is busy promoting her forthcoming film "Raajneeti", says she may get married in the next two years. "I think in two years I will ... Read more...

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Preventing criminals’ entry in legislature is need of the hour, says H.K.Dua


December 21st, 2009 - 10:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.21 (ANI): Journalist-cum-Member of Parliament H.K.Dua on Monday urged the Government to take a serious note of consistent entry of criminals into the Indian political system, a trend which may ... Read more...

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LS gives nod to People’s Representation Act amendment bill


December 9th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 9 (ANI): The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2009 with a voice vote.The centre amended the Representation of People Act 1951 to ... Read more...

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Hong Kong unveils ‘crucial step’ towards electoral democracy


November 18th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Nov 18 (DPA) Hong Kong's government Wednesday unveiled a package of proposed electoral reforms for 2012 that it described as a "crucial step" towards full democracy in the city of ... Read more...

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Gorbachev terms Russian political system a mockery of democracy


October 20th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Oct.20 (ANI): Former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev has delivered a damning indictment of the state of Russia's political system, describing the recent elections as a stage-managed "mockery" of voters. In ... Read more...

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Merkel set for second term as German chancellor


September 28th, 2009 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 27 (DPA) German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set for another four years in power after her Christian Democrats (CDU) won enough votes to form a centre-right coalition with the smaller ... Read more...

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What’s holding India back? Ramachandra Guha finds ten reasons


July 14th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) What stops India from becoming a 21st century superpower? There are ten reasons, according to author-historian, social analyst and teacher Ramachandra Guha. ... Read more...

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India should be less discontented, not superpower: Ramachandra Guha


July 13th, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) India should not aspire to be a dominant and powerful country, but should try to be a less "discontented country", eminent author-historian-social analyst and teacher Ramachandra Guha ... Read more...

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‘US, Israel behind Iran’s post-election fiasco’


June 29th, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 29 (IANS) The United States and Israel, the two main foes of Iran, were behind the post-election protests and violence in the Islamic country, a senior minister has alleged. "I announce ... Read more...

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Fiji extends emergency and media censorship for a month (Lead)


May 4th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 4 (DPA) Fiji's military regime is extending emergency regulations, which include media censorship and a ban on political meetings, for another month, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said Monday. The extension ... Read more...

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Fiji extends emergency and media censorship


May 4th, 2009 - 4:12 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 4 (DPA) Fiji's military regime will extend emergency regulations, which include a ban on political meetings and media censorship, for another month, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said Monday. Extension of emergency powers ... Read more...

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Fiji calls suspension from Pacific Islands Forum ‘regrettable’


May 3rd, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 3 (Xinhua) Fiji has described its suspension from the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) as "regrettable" as it was done without formal notification and despite its willingness to engage with the ... Read more...

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Fiji strongman gets honour for service to humanity


April 24th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 24 (DPA) Fiji's military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama, who took control in a coup 29 months ago, was Friday given one of the Pacific island nation's highest awards for service to ... Read more...

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Fiji military leader defiant over clampdown


April 15th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 15 (DPA) Fiji's military ruler Voreqe Bainimarama Wednesday defiantly defended his clampdown on freedom of speech, saying he wanted no opposition to his plans to abolish the existing electoral system ... Read more...

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Military coup was illegal, rules Fiji court


April 9th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 9 (DPA) Fiji's Court of Appeal Thursday ruled that the military coup that ousted an elected government in December 2006 was illegal, according to reports from the capital Suva. The court ... Read more...

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Nepali Congress presents draft at Constitutional Committee


March 31st, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 31 (ANI): Nepali Congress along with three other political parties presented their respective concept paper at the meeting of the Constitutional Committee here today.Presenting the concept paper which is basically ... Read more...

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Fiji Indian politician targeted as election is stalled


March 16th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Suva (Fiji), Mar.16 (ANI): A pro-democracy Fiji Indian politician Attar Singh had rocks thrown at his house and cars at the weekend. According to a New Zealand Press Association report, politically ... Read more...

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