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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 […]

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 […]

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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