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Kim Jong-Un ‘re-elected’ as North Korean leader

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Kim Jong-Un was Wednesday “re-elected” as North Korea’s leader, state media said, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the secretive regime following the shock execution of his once-powerful uncle.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Comelec urges barangays to hold satellite voter registration in villages

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) urged barangay officials, on Wednesday, to initiate the conduct of satellite voter registration in their communities.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Conservatives march to demand recount in Salvador 


Supporters of Norman Quijano, Nationalist Republican Alliance presidential candidate, many holding posters that read in Spanish; "No to electoral fraud," demand a vote recount of Sunday's runoff election during a protest, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. El Salvador's too-close-to-call election has raised competing claims of victory from the two candidates; Salvador Sanchez Ceren of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front and Quijano. AP

Police blocked hundreds of supporters of the conservative candidate in El Salvador’s presidential election from reaching a hotel where electoral authorities were doing a final count Monday for the razor-thin runoff contest.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Thailand to hold election re-runs in April

Anti-government protesters in central Bangkok air their sentiment against the holding of the disrupted national in this Feb. 7, 2014, photo. The Election Commission announced Tuesday, Feb. 11, the holding of election re-runs in April in constituencies where voting was obstructed by opposition protesters earlier this month.  AP

Thailand will hold election re-runs in April in constituencies where voting was obstructed by opposition protesters earlier this month, poll officials announced on Tuesday.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Tokyo governor election puts nuclear power to test

(FILES) This file picture taken on February 2, 2014 shows Japanese Prime Minister and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) President Shinzo Abe (L) delivering a speech to support former health minister and current candidate for the Tokyo gubernatorial election Yoichi Masuzoe (R) during Masuzoe's election campaign in Tokyo. Newspaper surveys suggest one-time television presenter and former cabinet minister Masuzoe has a commanding lead, despite his alignment with the government on the need to restart Japan's idled nuclear reactors. AFP PHOTO / FILES / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Voters in Tokyo went to the polls Sunday to elect a new governor in a race that was being closely watched as a popular verdict on the use of nuclear power.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US warns against coup as Thai protesters remain defiant

Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban collects donation from supporters during a march through Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Thai protesters vowed Monday to stage larger rallies in central Bangkok and push ahead their efforts to nullify the results of elections that were expected to prolong a national political crisis. AP

The United States warned Monday against moves to stage a military coup in Thailand as anti-government protesters vowed to press on with their fight after a disrupted weekend election.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thailand to proceed with troubled election

Thai soldiers stand in front of anti-government protesters during a rally during the cabinet meeting at the Army Club Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, met Tuesday with the country’s polling body to discuss the possibility of postponing a general election set for this weekend, even as protesters tried to disrupt the talks and a shooting took place nearby. AP/Wally Santana

Thailand’s government vowed Tuesday to push ahead with controversial elections this weekend, despite threats by opposition protesters to disrupt the polls in an attempt to stop the ruling party returning to power.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

One dead, dozens of voting booths hit in Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi man named Babul, who was injured Friday after suspected activists of main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies hurled petrol bombs inside a bus, undergoes treatment at a hospital as his wife Sajida Parvin and son sit beside him in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Campaigning has ended for Sunday voting in Bangladesh’s parliamentary election, which is being boycotted by the main opposition after the government rejected its demand for an independent caretaker government to oversee the polls. AP

An opposition activist was killed and dozens of voting booths were attacked in Bangladesh Saturday on the eve of elections which have been hit by a mass boycott, officials said.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thai election body urges delay in polls

An anti-government protester, second from left, prepares to throw back a tear gas canister fired by riot police near a sport stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, December 26, 2013. AP

Thailand’s Election Commission has urged the government to delay polls scheduled for February 2.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pacquiao’s brod wins toss coin to grab Gen San council seat

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A coin toss to break a tie during the election of the chair of the Association of Barangay Captains here on Wednesday strengthened the hold of the Pacquiao family on politics.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Antique governor charged with election offense, posts bail

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Antique Gov. Exequiel Javier. Photo from lpp.gov.ph

Antique Gov. Exequiel Javier posted bail of P12,000 after being charged with an election offense related to his suspension of a municipal mayor.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Deadly violence after Bangladesh opposition rejects elections

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Violence erupted in Bangladesh on Monday leaving one person dead in a bomb explosion after the opposition rejected plans by the government to hold a general election in early January.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ex-strongman’s brother sworn in as Maldives leader

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The Maldives’ new president has been sworn in, a day after his runoff victory capped a long, messy election that raised international concerns that the tiny archipelago nation may slip back to authoritarian rule.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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