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Bhimrao's Sharp Arrow

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar always feared that the Hindus, specifically the caste Hindus, whom he often addressed with the cold appellation—Touchables—would gang up communally, pose as a political majority, and run away with what he called the title ... Outlook India, 6 days ago
DVB

First past the post: the responsible choice for Burma

Burma's relatively new, quasi-civilian leadership has yet to prove that it is responsible and accountable to the country's citizens, who, for the first time after decades under an oppressive military regime, have been given the promise of ...
 DVB6 days ago

UKIP donations outstrip Lib Dems by £170,000

Nigel Farage's Eurosceptic party raised £1.4 million in the second quarter, representing £170,000 more than Nick Clegg's party, currently in coalition with the Conservatives. The figures reflect the period leading up to last May's European ...
 Russia Today1 week ago

Be careful of majority tyranny

THE EDITOR: I would like to provide my opinion on the issue of runoff elections. Many of the other proposals brought forward by the current Government are commendable attempts to constitutional reform and a step in the right direction. However ...
 Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday1 week ago
Irrawaddy

In Defense of Proportional Representation

People peer through voter lists as votes are being counted at a polling station in central Yangon on April 1, 2012. (Photo: Reuters / Damir Sagolj) I see that proportional representation (PR) has touched a nerve in this country. I had been an ...
 Irrawaddy1 week ago
Millennium Post

Narendra Modi at his diplomatic best

Having Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Nepal (5-6 August) was an overture that was long overdue on India's part. He was the first Indian PM to visit the neighbouring country in 17 years. Last month, External Affairs Minister Sushma ...
 Millennium Post1 week ago

Southern Africa: 50/50 By 2015 Remains an Elusive Dream

Johannesburg — It may have been just a four percentage point drop in women's representation in parliament in the May 2014 South African elections. But that drop sent tremors across a region hoping to at least show some progress on this front by ...
 AllAfrica.com1 week ago 50/50 By 2015 Remains an Elusive Dream [analysis]  Individual.com1 week ago

It's the first-past-the-post, stupid: Malawi democracy

For the nation to live, the tribe must die ~ FRELIMO movement slogan MCP and Aford must look at a bigger picture Backlashes from the last May's Tripartite Elections are in full swing. Most of it is grumbling on issues that any foresighted ...
 Nyasa Times2 weeks ago
Irrawaddy

Activists Take to the Streets to Oppose Changing Burma's Electoral System

Activists march near Rangoon's Sule Pagoda to oppose a ruling-party backed proposal to change the way Burma elects its government to proportional representation. (Photo: Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy) RANGOON — More than 100 people gathered in front ...
 Irrawaddy2 weeks ago PR System Would Be Too Confusing, NLD Says  Irrawaddy1 month ago

Third of Tory voters favour Ukip coalition - poll

11:11 UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage (Reuters/Vincent Kessler) Nearly a third of Conservative voters would prefer their party to enter into coalition with Ukip if it fails to win next year's general election outright, ...
 Russia Today3 weeks ago
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