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Kyrgyzstan’s rerun parliamentary elections delayed until after constitutional reform

Kyrgyzstan’s rerun parliamentary elections delayed until after constitutional reform

  BISHKEK: Acting President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov signed the constitutional law of the Kyrgyz Republic to postpone the date of repeat parliamentary elections until the constitutional reform. The press service of the acting president said that the need to adopt the constitutional law is dictated by a number of circumstances, as well as the […]

Kyrgyzstan cancels parliamentary election results; president calls for calm

Kyrgyzstan cancels parliamentary election results; president calls for calm

BISHKEK: The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Kyrgyzstan has declared invalid the voting results in the parliamentary elections held on Monday, Kabar news agency reported, quoting the press service of the CEC of the Kyrgyz Republic. In total, 16 political parties took part in the elections held every five years for the 120 seats. Kabar […]

Parliamentary elections underway in Kyrgyzstan amid strict anti-COVID measures

Parliamentary elections underway in Kyrgyzstan amid strict anti-COVID measures

  By Nurzhan Kasmalieva Reporter, Kyrgyzstan  BISHKEK: Parliamentary elections got underway on Sunday in Kyrgyzstan amid COVID-19 pandemic. Sixteen political parties are competing for the 120 seats for the new quinquennial term. A total of 2,474 polling stations have been opened throughout the country at 8 a.m. local time and will remain open until 8 […]

Kyrgyzstan to hold multiparty parliamentary elections on October 4 amid pandemic

Kyrgyzstan to hold multiparty parliamentary elections on October 4 amid pandemic

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva Reporter, Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK: Sixteen political parties will run in the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan slated for October 4. The Kyrgyz parliament has 120 seats with members elected for a five-year term by party-list proportional voting. According to Kyrgyz legislation, to win seats, parties must pass a national electoral threshold of 7%, and […]

Singapore eyes July or September to hold general elections

Singapore eyes July or September to hold general elections

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: General elections as early as in July, or latest in September. This is what Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) appears to have set its mind on as it sees the Covid pandemic outbreak in the Republic as stabilising, with restrictions on movement of people and […]

Some leaders win virus bonus; whammy for million$ skippers

Some leaders win virus bonus; whammy for million$ skippers

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Feared as the Evil Genie everywhere, the Coronavirus is displaying almost mystical abilities to impact the fortunes of politicians across the globe, for better or for worse. Take South Korea’s Moon Jae-in. The president’s political fate took an unexpected upswing in the midst of battling […]

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. […]

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