One of the quirks of the Westminster system is that it grants the incumbent Prime Minister absolute power to call elections at will. In countries where this is permitted, the ruling party typically uses this rule to its advantage, calling elections whenever it has the highest chance of winning it, and delaying elections if it expects its odds to improve even further in the future....
Late yesterday, March 14, the Ministry of National Development (MND) accused Sylvia Lim of politicising the ongoing dispute between MND and the opposition-held Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC). Ms Lim is the chairman of AHPETC and of the Workers’ Party (WP)....
Joko Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia's new president on Monday. ...
Japan's trade minister, Yuko Obuchi, has announced her resignation after allegations that she violated election laws....
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