By Tetch Torres-Tupas
MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court ordered the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and technology provider Smartmatic to comment on the petition filed by a former official that seeks to stop the bidding for the automated counting machines to be used in the 2016 presidential elections. The high court’s information chief Theodore Te said the respondents were given […]
By Nestor Corrales
Malacañang assured that President Benigno Aquino III would consider the best candidate to replace Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Billantes once he retires in February 2015.
Zambian President Michael Sata, once dubbed “Mr. King Cobra” for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness. Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country’s acting president Wednesday, making him the first white leader of a sub-Saharan African nation since 1994 when South Africa moved to majority rule.
In a raucous cafe in a Tunis slum, men talked in loud voices and paid little attention to the politicians debating on the television mounted on the wall. Qais Jebali swiftly made espressos behind the bar and explained why no one in the gritty neighborhood of Tadamon cared about the upcoming elections.
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.