Elections

02.02.2016

Suu Kyi calmly takes the stage

Suu Kyi calmly takes the stage

“Burma was brimming with anticipation as its legislative hue changed suddenly from green to red on Monday. After decades of effort, the National League for Democracy (NLD) assumed a majority of the Union Parliament, leaving hopes at an all-time high for swift and genuine democratic reform in a country that… »

10.11.2015

Myanmar’s opposition NLD confident of victory

Myanmar’s opposition NLD confident of victory

The National League for Democracy’s hopes of a decisive victory look to be coming true and increases its hopes of sweeping the party into power, ending decades of military dominance, as Myanmar’s election commission continues to release results coming in from across the country. The NLD won all 32 out… »

08.11.2015

Burma-Myanmar parliamentary elections 2015: D-Day

Burma-Myanmar parliamentary elections 2015: D-Day

Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission The landmark election is scheduled to conduct on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Around 90 political parties with 6,065 candidates, around 10,500 national and international election observers, and over 40,000 polling stations are set to play the role. This may not fully achieved what… »

14.10.2015

Belarus elections neither free nor fair, despite lack of physical violence

Belarus elections neither free nor fair, despite lack of physical violence

Belarus presidential election: “Neither free nor fair, despite lack of violence” – UN rights expert GENEVA (13 October, 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, today commended that protests against the perceived flaws of last Sunday’s presidential election in the… »

04.08.2015

Catalonia to hold September elections framed as new independence vote

Catalonia to hold September elections framed as new independence vote

The leader of Spain’s wealthy Catalonia region has signed a decree calling early parliamentary elections for September. The elections have been portrayed as a proxy vote on independence. Catalan President Artur Mas on Monday formally called the polls to elect a new regional parliament for September… »

14.07.2015

Uganda president visits Burundi for crisis talks

Uganda president visits Burundi for crisis talks

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in Burundi for crisis talks as President Pierre Nkurunziza is preparing to run for a controversial third consecutive term in office.   Museveni arrived in the Burundian capital Bujumbura on Tuesday to revive stalled talks between President Nkurunziza-led Forces for the Defense of Democracy  (CNDD-FDD) party and opposition groups. The veteran Ugandan leader… »

07.07.2015

SRI LANKA: Who should be nominated as party candidates for the forthcoming elections?

SRI LANKA: Who should be nominated as party candidates for the forthcoming elections?

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission SRI LANKA: Who should be nominated as party candidates for the forthcoming elections? These are crucial days for the selection and submission of party candidates for the forthcoming Parliamentary Elections to be held on 17th August 2015. This is a moment at… »

04.06.2015

Hong Kong at another crossroad

Hong Kong at another crossroad

This year, leaders of student unions at several universities have decided not to attend the vigil commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Crackdown, always held at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park. This is in protest at one of the main organiser’s – the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China –… »

23.04.2015

On the reform ‘package’ and Legco elections

On the reform ‘package’ and Legco elections

“For Hong Kong’s sake get on with the real job” – this could have been the title and sub-title of this mainstream newspaper editorial, but no, it was: “Legco must pass reform package for 2017 chief executive election.” (South China Morning Post (SCMP) today Thursday April 23,(2015). According to the… »

20.02.2015

Lesotho elections to end political tensions

Lesotho elections to end political tensions

Maseru, Lesotho – The current government of national unity in Lesotho will come to an end later this month February 2015. The mountain kingdom of Lesotho is a small country under the leadership of His Majesty King Letsie ‘The Third’ as a head of the State and the Basotho nation,… »

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