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Politically, It’s Just Bad Luck
January 26, 2011

Politically, It’s Just Bad Luck

A record number of by-elections in Malaysia is down largely to the disturbing number of deaths among politicians.

January 25, 2011

Power Before the People?

Japan’s problems didn’t begin with the DPJ. If elections are to mean anything, a party needs a fair crack at the whip.

Malaysia Gears Up for Early Poll
November 11, 2010

Malaysia Gears Up for Early Poll

Has recent UNMO success raised the likelihood that Prime Minister Najib Razak will call an early election?

Media Falls Short on Burma
November 09, 2010

Media Falls Short on Burma

Some parts of the media refused to cover Burma’s election. Did they let the Burmese people down with their decision?

13 Reasons for Burma Poll
November 02, 2010

13 Reasons for Burma Poll

Why is Burma actually holding elections? It’s a question that’s been strangely overlooked. Here are some theories.

October 25, 2010

Machimura’s By-election Win

Odds were in favour of the LDP heavyweight. We shouldn’t read too much into the DPJ’s defeat.

Afghan Parliamentary Elections
September 16, 2010

Afghan Parliamentary Elections

Nine years after 9/11, frustration and uncertainty prevail in Afghanistan, as the country prepares for its parliamentary elections on Saturday. Karlos Zurutuza reports.

No Downtime for PM Kan
September 15, 2010

No Downtime for PM Kan

The rising yen, economy, Futenma issue, China… Naoto Kan hasn’t got the time to relax.

Kan Holds Onto Japan Leadership
September 14, 2010

Kan Holds Onto Japan Leadership

Prime Minister Naoto Kan has survived a close-fought challenge to his leadership by Ichiro Ozawa.

September 13, 2010

Ozawa-Kan Leadership Finale

The DPJ election circus is coming to a close. But will lawmakers be listening to the Japanese public?

A DPJ Disenfranchisement
September 03, 2010

A DPJ Disenfranchisement

Japan’s ruling party has not only taken away the people’s vote, it fails to address the key point.

DPJ’s Grim Reaper?
August 27, 2010

DPJ’s Grim Reaper?

By running for prime minister, Ichiro Ozawa could tear Japan’s ruling party apart.

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