Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s first president from outside the political and military elite, got a rock-star welcome from a cheering crowd at a celebration marking his inauguration Monday but takes power facing challenges to enact an ambitious reform agenda.
Riot police clashed violently with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong Saturday as demonstrators reoccupied a camp mostly cleared the previous day, leading to multiple arrests and jeopardising talks aimed at ending a political stalemate.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) dismissed the election protest of actor Aga Muhlach against Camarines Sur 4th District Representative Wimpy Fuentebella.
By Matikas Santos
Expect to be “bombarded” with political advertisements once the campaign season for the 2016 elections begins, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said after the Supreme Court (SC) declared as unconstitutional the Comelec’s rule on air time limit for candidates.
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in India’s most resounding election victory in decades, he promised to revive the sluggish economy, rein in rising food prices, tackle corruption and overhaul his predecessor’s lackluster foreign policy.