The Sri Lankan Parliamentary elections are ongoing and if the President's party wins a 2/3 majority, they can change the Constitution.
It's always a conundrum to describe hardline rulers who use brutal tactics. Who do you compare them to?
Woohoo!!!! Now THIS is something worthwhil.e. Voters in India now have an option besides "Male" and "Female."
Will wait for 'advanced' countries to catch on :)
When you steal an election, make it look plausible. Otherwise, people will say things like this:
One thing, however, is certain. Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year’s Presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the Nation’s confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law.
A close friend and erstwhile Roti Passer asked me why we have so little coverage of the Indian elections so far. On some further thought, my response is:
1) We do have some;
2) I am quite proud that we have far more coverage on the war/conflict/genocide/dramatic changes in the situation in Sri Lanka and to some extent SWAT thanks to ks;
Call me bitter because my own prognostication was off, but as I mentioned in the post where I attempted to test my own sense of general trends in Indian politics against my ability to predict election results, I find rapid post mortems from the very institutions and people who failed to accurately predict the elections both puzzling and structurally insidious. Setting aside the comments that are deliberately designed to further political ambitions (i.
ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Peoples Party is all set to emerge as the single largest party in the Upper House with the completion of the crucial process of Senate elections today (Wednesday).
All the candidates from Sindh and Punjab (11 from each province), seven general seats from NWFP and one general seat from Islamabad have already been elected un-opposed as a result of a political understanding reached between various political parties.