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In a democracy, the importance of voting with a view for collective benefit
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In a democracy, the importance of voting with a view for collective benefit

Elections are cooperative ventures and the rationality of participating in them depends on more than an individual-level cost-benefit analysis of the effort involved in each pull of a voting-machine lever or crossing of a ballot paper. An individual’s true interest in voting is inextricably intertwined with the interests of the polity as a whole.

As 'Trump-resistance' gains momentum, Democrats boosted by coast-to-coast wins
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As 'Trump-resistance' gains momentum, Democrats boosted by coast-to-coast wins

Democrats woke up to big dose of good news as they dissected election results from around the country, one year after surprise election of Donald Trump

Vice-Presidential Election 2017: Voting to take place on Saturday, results to be out in the evening
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Vice-Presidential Election 2017: Voting to take place on Saturday, results to be out in the evening

NDA candidate M Venkaiah Naidu is tipped to be India's next Vice-President as members of Parliament gear up to cast their ballot on Saturday.

Presidential Election 2017: Narendra Modi expresses confidence in Ram Nath Kovind, says he has support of 40 parties
India

Presidential Election 2017: Narendra Modi expresses confidence in Ram Nath Kovind, says he has support of 40 parties

A day before voting in the presidential election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said NDA's nominee Ram Nath Kovind has the support of 40 parties and expressed confidence about his victory

Venezuelan Parliament attacked by armed civilian groups; several legislators and reporters injured
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Venezuelan Parliament attacked by armed civilian groups; several legislators and reporters injured

Armed civilian groups have attacked the Venezuelan Parliament building after a clash between lawmakers and the military police of the Bolivarian National Guard.

Assembly Elections 2017: Goa and Punjab will be first major tests of 'e-ballot' system
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Assembly Elections 2017: Goa and Punjab will be first major tests of 'e-ballot' system

The newly-introduced system of sending postal ballots to service voters, including armed forces personnel, by electronic means will face its first major test in Goa and Punjab where it will be put to use in a total of 45 seats. Punjab and Goa will go for Assembly polls on 4 February. All the 40 seats in Goa will be covered by ETPBS (Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System). In Punjab, it will be used only in five out of 117 seats. These are: Atmanagar, Ludhiana East, Ludhiana North, Amritsar North and Jallandhar West, the Election Commission has said.

Ballot our reply to Pakistani bullets: residents of border hamlets
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Ballot our reply to Pakistani bullets: residents of border hamlets

The two Assembly seats of Samba district where polling was held today recorded a poll percentage of 79.16 percentages with Samba at 77 percent and Vijaypur at 81.31 percent.

Ms Nota beats 9 parties in Maharashtra; would have got 1-3 seats as a party
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Ms Nota beats 9 parties in Maharashtra; would have got 1-3 seats as a party

Nearly one percent of the voters pressed the "none of the above" - or Nota - button in the Maharashtra assembly elections. Nota had enough votes to elect 1-3 MLAs in this election.

India's poll panel has sent electoral observers to 10 countries
India

India's poll panel has sent electoral observers to 10 countries

Election Commission of India (ECI) has deployed observers in as many as 10 countries including Egypt, Venezuela, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and now Cambodia

Election officials in Kenya start hand counting ballots
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Election officials in Kenya start hand counting ballots

Observers from around the world said pn Wednesday that Kenya carried out a credible election on Monday, but the groups reserved final judgments until the counting process is completed.

The politician will now also have to fear the non-voter
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The politician will now also have to fear the non-voter

Till recently, the non-voter's voice was ignored by the politician since he didn't matter or did not vote. But that is changing now.