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Hong Kong: Chaotic pro-democracy protest reflects rising fear of Beijing

Jul 03, 2014

Hong Kong: Chaotic pro-democracy protest reflects rising fear of Beijing

The protest's messy aftermath is the latest sign of worries that Beijing is failing to keep its end of the bargain. #World #China #NewsTracker #Democracy #Hong Kong #Referendum #Pro-democracy movement #civil liberities
Over 500 pro-democracy protesters arrested after Hong Kong rally

Jul 03, 2014

Over 500 pro-democracy protesters arrested after Hong Kong rally

Fears are only going to be heightened following crackdown by the Hong Kong police, who normally do not have an antagonistic relationship with the people. #World #China #NewsTracker #Democracy #Hong Kong #Referendum #Pro-democracy movement #civil liberities
Hong Kong: Nearly 200 protesters arrested after pro-democracy rally

Jul 02, 2014

Hong Kong: Nearly 200 protesters arrested after pro-democracy rally

The arrests came after the rally, when two student groups held a sit-in overnight to "occupy" a street in the city's financial district, vowing to remain until 8 am #World #China #NewsTracker #Democracy #Hong Kong #Referendum #Pro-democracy movement #civil liberities
Hong Kong: Tens of thousands defy Beijing and march for democracy

Jul 02, 2014

Hong Kong: Tens of thousands defy Beijing and march for democracy

China has promised to let all Hong Kong residents vote for their next leader in 2017 which currently a 1,200-strong pro-Beijing committee does. #World #China #NewsTracker #Democracy #Hong Kong #Referendum #Pro-democracy movement #civil liberities
Hong Kong prepares for largest pro-democracy protests in over a decade

Jul 01, 2014

Hong Kong prepares for largest pro-democracy protests in over a decade

The annual 1 July rally, marking the day Hong Kong returned to China, will focus on pressuring Beijing for full electoral freedom, organisers said. #World #China #NewsTracker #Democracy #Hong Kong #Referendum #Pro-democracy movement #civil liberities

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Not appealing against formation of Modi govt, says petitioner

May 15, 2014

Not appealing against formation of Modi govt, says petitioner

Petitioner Tabish Khair said the petition to political parties only appealed to them to stick to their promises made on secularism and did not attack the idea of democracy. #Narendra Modi #Democracy #LetterstoFP #horse trading
Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

May 10, 2014

Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

This idea of not voting to be neutral is a claim to false neutrality. If it were to ensure that he was not accused of taking sides in government formation when no party of no pre-poll alliance won a majority, it appear a logic stretched too far #India #ToTheContrary #Pranab Mukherjee #Congress #BJP #Democracy #President #Rashtrapati Bhavan #Lok Sabha elections 2014

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Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

Jul 11, 2014

Kerry tries to calm Afghan presidential candidates

Secretary of State John F. Kerry held urgent meetings Friday with both presidential candidates in Afghanistan in a bid to resolve a messy election dispute that threatens to unravel years of U.S. efforts to build a fledgling democracy... #Afghanistan #John F. Kerry
Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

Jul 07, 2014

Are open primaries bad for democracy? #tellusatoday

We asked our followers on Twitter what they thought about open primaries... #Afghanistan #John F. Kerry
Tradition be damned: President Pranab should vote this election

Jul 08, 2014

Abdullah Claims Win in Afghan Race

Afghanistan's 13-year experiment with democracy threatened to unravel as presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah—who appeared to have lost the runoff election, according to preliminary results—claimed victory and said he was thinking of forming of h... #Afghanistan #Abdullah Abdullah