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N.K. leader not mentioned among deputies newly elected to parliament

N.K. leader not mentioned among deputies newly elected to parliament

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was not included in a list of deputies newly elected to the communist state’s rubber-stamp parliament, state media reports showed Tuesday, sparking speculation about what the unprecedented move means. Kim’s name was not mentioned when the Korean Central Broadcasting Station, a state radio network, called out the names one by […]

N. Korea holds parliamentary elections

N. Korea holds parliamentary elections

North Korea was set to hold parliamentary elections Sunday, a key political event likely to cement national unity and leader Kim Jong-un’s grip on power amid uncertainty over tough nuclear negotiations with the United States. The communist state will elect new deputies for the Supreme People’s Assembly, its rubber-stamp legislature, in the polls held every […]

Next election coming in 2020, is it a threat to Mongolia’s reviving economy?

Next election coming in 2020, is it a threat to Mongolia’s reviving economy?

Ulaanbaatar — The state budget for 2019, approved by the parliament earlier this month, sees increases in public expenditure, with higher allocation of funds to be spent on wage and pension benefits, and infrastructure projects- mostly construction of schools and kindergartens. These moves – which the finance minister was quick to stress – were aimed […]

Seizing Malaysia’s Moment

Seizing Malaysia’s Moment

Malaysia’s historic May 9 election was dramatic, sweeping and unprecedented. A ruling party in power with seemingly impregnable advantages was ousted through the ballot box. There was no extra constitutional uprising, as in the Philippines in 1986, no military coup as in neighboring Thailand, no rioting and turmoil as in Indonesia in 1998. The curtain […]

Will Najib Get Voters’ Support in the June 2018 General Election?

Will Najib Get Voters’ Support in the June 2018 General Election?

The 14th Malaysian General Election will be held any time before June 2018, as recently announced by Prime Minister Najib Razak. Right now, the buzz around the country surrounds netizen’s comments on the General Election through social media platforms. Comments and hot criticism of the government and opposing factions came in gradually as political leaders […]

Waiting for Suu Kyi

Waiting for Suu Kyi

YANGON — Supporters of National league of Democracy line the streets as they wait for the arrival of Aung San Suu Kyi, to greet her while she visits to village of Wah Thin Kha, Myanmar, the day before the election, south of Yangon, Saturday, March 31, 2012. On upcoming Sunday, this tiny village of thatched […]

Ma Gets Victory at Taiwanese Election

Ma Gets Victory at Taiwanese Election

Ma Ying-jeou (front, R), the incumbent Taiwan leader and chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), gestures as he declares his victory in the island’s leadership election in Taipei, southeast China’s Taiwan, Jan. 14, 2012. <Photo: Xinhua/Jin Liangkuai> news@theasian.asia  

Syrians Vote for LAC

Syrians Vote for LAC

A Syrian girl shows her ink-stained finger after voting at a polling station in Damascus, capital of Syria, on Dec. 12, 2011. Syrians across the country began voting on Monday to elect the representatives of the Local Administration Councils (LAC). <Photograph: Xinhua> news@theasian.asia  

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