Almost half of Russians believe their country inspires either fear or envy abroad, according to a new poll, with a third citing military might as being crucial to its international standing.
By Germelina Lacorte
Social Weather Stations (SWS) president Mahar Mangahas said that beyond the need for resources and technical expertise, researchers doing opinion polls and social surveys need freedom most of all in order to thrive.
Thailand’s tense national election got underway Sunday with protesters forcing the closure of several polling stations in the capital amid fears of more bloodshed a day after gun battles in Bangkok left seven people wounded.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
The ruling Liberal Party (LP) drew first blood in the positioning for the 2016 national elections by consolidating control of the 42,026-strong Association of Barangay Captains (ABC).
By Jean Liou
Madagascans vote for a new president and parliament Friday in run-off polls aimed at pulling the island out of the political and economic doldrums and restoring democracy.