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  • NEWS

    Panellists paint grim picture of post-election future

    Published on 15/05/2019

    » Strife, interference and even another coup could be in store after the disputed March 24 election, according to three academics and a journalist speaking at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand on May 9.

  • OPINION

    'Built to burn'

    News, Postbag, Published on 18/04/2019

    » Re: "#Pray for Notre Dame", (BP, April 16). I join the rest of the world in weeping for the disastrous Notre Dame fire -- but The New York Times reported that Vincent Dunn, a fire consultant and former New York City fire chief, said "These cathedrals and houses of worship are built to burn. If they weren't houses of worship, they'd be condemned."

  • NEWS

    270 votes to win: The quirky US White House race

    AFP, Published on 07/11/2012

    » In a quirk of the US system, American voters do not directly elect the president and vice president. Technically speaking, they pick "electors" in an Electoral College.

  • OPINION

    Every vote counts

    News, Published on 29/03/2019

    » The current debate over whether the party with the largest number of MPs should take the lead in forming the government, rather than the party with the largest number of votes, is misguided and does not take into account the new electoral system which a majority of Thai voters approved in a 2016 referendum.

  • NEWS

    Georgia's first female president sworn in

    AFP, Published on 16/12/2018

    » TELAVI (GEORGIA) - Georgia on Sunday swore in its first female president, Salome Zurabishvili as opposition parties continue to denounce her election as fraudulent and demand snap parliamentary polls.

  • OPINION

    'Worst is over' for Pheu Thai

    News, Published on 01/12/2018

    » The Pheu Thai Party has been battered by a series of political misfortunes of late and it is facing a hard time to get back to its former glory.

  • OPINION

    Midterms resonate across Atlantic

    News, John Lloyd, Published on 12/11/2018

    » One of the major political messages of the US midterm elections has been that rural voters dominate the cities. While the Democrats made enough gains in urban areas to take control of the House of Representatives, Republicans were able to expand their majority in the Senate, where each state gets two senators regardless of population size. In an election where neither side can claim a sweeping victory, President Donald Trump's party did as well as it did because the small towns and the more sparsely populated rural areas of the United States are still, in the main, Trump country. Meanwhile, Democrat votes pile up in the cities, uselessly, from an electoral point of view.

  • OPINION

    Can US democracy make a return?

    News, Published on 08/11/2018

    » The United States has long held itself up as a bastion of democracy. It has promoted democracy around the world. It fought, at great cost, for democracy against fascism in Europe during World War II. Now the fight has come home.

  • NEWS

    Polls open in Georgia presidential election

    AFP, Published on 28/10/2018

    » TBILISI - Georgians on Sunday started voting to elect a figurehead president in a poll seen as a crucial test for the increasingly unpopular ruling party.

  • NEWS

    Georgia ruling party faces test in presidential vote

    AFP, Published on 28/10/2018

    » TBILISI - Georgians on Sunday went to the polls to elect a figurehead president in a vote seen as a crucial test for the increasingly unpopular ruling party.

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