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.
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.
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.
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.
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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