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Rant Against Rajapaksa For The Sri Lankan Parliamentary Elections

By: on 8 Apr 2010

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?

Indian Election Rolls To Reject Binary Gender System

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 Closer Look: What We CAN Learn From the Indian Elections

By: on 27 May 2009

As I have noted before (1,2), I am skeptical of broad pronouncements of the meaning of a national election in India within 24 hours of their occurrance.

To Cover or Not To Cover: The Relative Absence of Indian Election Coverage on PTR

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;

What We (Don't) Learn About 'Indians' From The Indian Election

By: on 16 May 2009

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.

Senate polls today: 69 in the run for 19 seats

Article Date: 
4 Mar 2009

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.

Article Author: 
Iftikhar A. Khan
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