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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?

Para Science: Predicting the 2009 Indian Parliamentary Elections

By: on 9 May 2009

THE PAST:

Shortly after the 2004 Lok Sabha elections that brought Congress to power and ended BJP's term, The Hindu wrote the following:

Actual Headline: "India's first Bengali speaker to teach Bangladesh MPs"

This is what we call editorial process failure :)  Anyway, insert bad jokes here ["he must be really old!"] :)

More seriously, what exactly is Somnath Chatterjee (i.e. Speaker of the Lok Sabha) going to teach Bangladeshi MPs?  How to screw over your own party, anti-imperailists, and people opposed to nuclear proliferation in one day?

No, he will cover the following:

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