Politics

South Korean president nominates new prime minister

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015 10:53AM UTC South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye has nominated ruling party lawmaker Lee Wan Koo to replace Prime Minister Chung Hong-won nearly 10 months after Chung offered to resign over a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people in April last year.

Ousted Thai PM challenges rice subsidy impeachment case

By Thu, Jan 22, 2015 5:58PM UTC Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has stoutly defended her government’s money-losing rice subsidy program, seeking to stave off a legislative vote that could ban her from politics for five years.

New Sri Lankan president pardons ex-army chief

By Thu, Jan 22, 2015 1:43PM UTC Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena. Pic: AP.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s new president has pardoned and reinstated the rank of an ex-army commander who was imprisoned four years ago after challenging the former president in an election.

Russia: Kim Jong Un ‘positive’ about Moscow invite

By Thu, Jan 22, 2015 1:24PM UTC North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pic: AP.

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given a positive response to the Kremlin’s invitation to visit Russia.

Part 3: The implications of MMP for Thailand: What do we know about Open List PR?

By Thu, Jan 22, 2015 9:59AM UTC Part 3: The implications of MMP for Thailand: What do we know about Open List PR?

NOTE: BP is still on hiatus. These series of posts are an exception. The posts will simply explain MMP as explanations that BP has seen offered so far are inadequate. The posts do not endorse any electoral system or represent the views of anyone else. This post is co-authored and cross-posted

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