First-past-the-post corrupts democracy and should be replaced by a proportional system, Labour's policy chief has said. Jon Cruddas said his experience in Parliament had convinced him that the electoral system prioritised marginal voters to the ... PoliticsHome, 1 week ago
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First-past-the-post (FPTP) elections turn us into political gamblers, as every election can be a do-or-die battle for our ethnic community's survival. Communalism: Demography? Cleavage? Political system? Many people who complain about ...Malaysian Insider, 2 months ago Going Into 2016 Elections CADA's Advice To Electoral Commission Modern Ghana, 1 month ago
R-Day is a different sort of exercise for the defence forces and the security establishment. At one level it is an enormous tamasha, at another, it is a nightmare. BSF personnel practise daredevilry on bikes during the R-Day parade rehearsal. Photograph: PTI photo The pomp and pageantry of January 26 has always been a source of mild surprise to me. Not the pomp itself. A young nation needs to celebrate its existence and India is a young nation even if it’s an old ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago Devangshu Datta: The imperial republic Business Standard India, 4 days ago
By By K.V. Rajan* The miracle in Nepal is that, despite the painfully slow progress in writing the Constitution, and the continuing crescendo of dissonant voices across the political spectrum regarding what should be essential components ...Eurasia Review, 4 days ago
Key points - 20 January 2015 marks the 750th anniversary of the first parliament of elected representatives at Westminster, the de Montfort Parliament - 50 years earlier Magna Carta - or the Great Charter - was sealed by King John in 1215 and ...BBC, 1 week ago
KATHMANDU: Major political parties today claimed that they had agreed in principle on the forms of governance, the judicial system and the electoral system and were close to consensus on disputed issues regarding the federal structure. Leaders ...Himalayan Times, 1 week ago
On Monday 30th March 2015, the current UK parliament will be dissolved. Five and a half weeks later, on Thursday 7th May, there will be a General Election to decide a new one. This is not prophecy, this is the Fixed Terms Parliament Act of 2011, ...Business 2 Community, 1 week ago
Many a commentator has analysed the outcome of the 2014 general elections and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. This, because without question the preceding polls were the most competitive in the memory of many voters, especially ...Sunday Standard Botswana, 2 weeks ago
KATHMANDU: Ruling Nepali Congress and CPN-UML today decided to hold decisive talks with 30-party alliance led by Unified CPN-Maoist tomorrow. They also said they could not accept caste-based federal structure and the proposal to divide Madhes and ...Himalayan Times, 3 weeks ago
Despite the 35-year-old BJP thinking that it was able to consolidate chief Amit Shah's ambitious mission of a Congress-free India with a dream run in 2014, a study of the share of votes polled by the Congress in the recent elections tell a different ...India Today, 3 weeks ago Congress-free India? Not any time soon Business Standard India, 3 weeks ago
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