WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday called a general election for September 20, when his centre-right government will seek a third term in office on a platform of strong economic management.
PHETCHABURI , Thailand: Polls opened peacefully in five Thai provinces Sunday for re-runs of a widely disrupted general election, authorities said, in the first move to complete a troubled vote that could provide a mandate for a new government.
KUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi succeeded in retaining his Bagan Datoh parliamentary seat after the Election Court allowed his preliminary objection against two petitions filed by a registered voter of the Bagan Datoh parliamentary constituency and a candidate during the 13th General Election.
Only 49 days after his upstart Aam Aadmi ("Common Man") Party took power in the capital, Kejriwal resigned on Friday night when the country's two main parties combined to thwart his efforts to bring in a new anti-corruption bill.
KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Rakyat has failed in its bid to declare the outcome of all 222 parliamentary seats in the 13th general election invalid.
Thailand is gearing up to stage touchpaper polls on Sunday despite a boycott by the main opposition party and disruption from demonstrators bent on preventing the likely re-election of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
PETALING JAYA: A number of Pakatan leaders claimed to be in the dark over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s move to contest in the Kajang by-election, even as other leaders voiced their support for his decision.
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has no jurisdiction to decide on a civil suit over election disputes, a Senior Federal Counsel argued on Monday.
The 43-year-old scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family, which has dominated India's post-independence politics, is typically evasive when asked about his future plans and role.
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The presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) decided the election - held every five years - would take place on March 9, the North's official KCNA news agency said.