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Only a surge in COVID-19 cases may change Singapore move for elections

Only a surge in COVID-19 cases may change Singapore move for elections

  By Ivan Lim Former AJA President Contributor to AsiaN Singapore Singapore: Many Singaporeans would agree that the prevalent Corvid-19 pandemic is an inconvenient time, for all intents and purpose, to hold a general election. However, the long-ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) strategists apparently have their own ideas. The government recently unveiled its report on […]

Parliamentary election taking place in Iran

Parliamentary election taking place in Iran

By Peter Jaegeul Song Staff Reporter Seoul: The election for Iran’s parliament (Majlis) began on Friday morning across Iran. According to the National Election Commission of Iran’s Interior Ministry, the term of senator is four years, and 290 senators (including five seats allocated to minority sects) will be selected in the election. Currently, 7,148 candidates […]

Singapore election fever

Singapore election fever

  By Ivan Lim Contributor to AsiaN Singapore: Election fever is in the air in Singapore. The worsening economy – GDP growth forecast down to 0.1 to .1 percent from 2 to.2.5 percent arising from global slowdown — has spurred talk of a snap election. Pundits say the government may capitalise on the ensuing crisis […]

South Korean parties may lower voting age to 18

South Korean parties may lower voting age to 18

Rival parties are in talks to lower the voting age by one year to 18. National Assembly speaker Chung Ui-hwa said Wednesday that parties are holding negotiations to increase the number of eligible voters by lowering the voting age. “They are talking about lowering the voting age to 18,” Chung said during a press briefing. […]

Saudi women vote and get elected for the first time in country’s history

Saudi women vote and get elected for the first time in country’s history

Saudi voters elected 20 women for local government seats, according to results released on Sunday by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, a day after women voted and ran in elections for the first time in the country’s history. The 20 female candidates come from different parts of the country and they represent one percent of […]

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