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    Can Thailand ever move forward?

    Oped, Peerasit Kamnuansilpa, Published on 28/04/2021

    » In 2013, the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) was formed, with members branding themselves as true patriots who maintained that the majority of those who were in the opposition came to power through vote-buying. They pushed for heavier legal punishments and removing the statute of limitations in cases involving corrupt politicians. They organised political rallies, obstructing many polling stations. The leaders were arrested and tried. The court saw this as a disruption of public services, which they saw as tantamount to terrorism and insurrection. On Feb 24, 2021 they were sentenced to imprisonment but released on bail.


    Voters go to the polls in Cape Verde, Africa's model of democracy

    AFP, Published on 18/04/2021

    » PRAIA (CAPE VERDE) - Voters in Cape Verde, a bastion of democracy in Africa, began casting their ballots Sunday after a campaign dominated by the Covid pandemic and its impact on a tourism-dependent economy.


    Radical leftist inches into lead as Peru counts presidential votes

    AFP, Published on 12/04/2021

    » LIMA - A radical left-wing professor took a surprise lead in Peru's wide open presidential election with just over half of the votes counted on Monday, but remained short of the amount needed to win outright as a run-off loomed.


    Peru votes amid deadly coronavirus surge

    AFP, Published on 11/04/2021

    » LIMA - Some 25 million Peruvians are set to turn out Sunday to vote for a new president amid the country's deadliest week of the coronavirus pandemic and a surge in new infections.


    Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

    AFP, Published on 11/04/2021

    » DJIBOUTI - Djibouti's veteran ruler Ismail Omar Guelleh was overwhelmingly re-elected for a fifth term as president, according to final results announced Saturday, after the vote in the tiny but strategically important country was boycotted by the main opposition.


    One dead as restive Indian state votes

    AFP, Published on 27/03/2021

    » KOLKATA - One person was killed and a candidate's car attacked Saturday as India's worst hotbed of political violence West Bengal held elections, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking to unseat one of his fiercest opponents.


    Slew of arrests before municipal polls

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 27/03/2021

    » Almost 700 people have been arrested in an anti-crime drive ahead of nationwide municipal council elections tomorrow, according to the Crime Suppression Division (CSD).


    We'll keep protesting however we can

    Oped, Published on 25/03/2021

    » They are street protesters and keyboard warriors, as well as hospital and bank staff and teachers with the civil disobedience movement. Some are night guards watching over their neighbourhoods, while others have been preparing food for protesters, day after day. They provide shelter to young protesters hunted down by security forces, and they have been arrested, shot and killed.


    Republic of Congo opposition candidate dies of Covid-19

    AFP, Published on 22/03/2021

    » BRAZZAVILLE: Republic of Congo opposition candidate Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas died of Covid-19 as he was being transferred to France for treatment, his campaign director said Monday, the day after presidential elections in which he was the main challenger.


    Internet blackout as Congo votes, with Sassou Nguesso set to win

    AFP, Published on 22/03/2021

    » BRAZZAVILLE - The Republic of Congo voted Sunday in a presidential election boycotted by the main opposition and under an internet blackout, with critics voicing concerns over the transparency of the polls seen as tilted towards veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso.

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