Elections

AP Interview: Mahathir says opposition can win Malaysia vote

Sep 18, 2017

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says in an AP interview the opposition alliance campaigning to topple the country's corruption-tainted leader can win the next general elections

Only one candidate qualifies in Singapore presidential race

Sep 11, 2017

Singapore is likely to have its first female president, with only one candidate qualifying Monday for an election limited to members of the minority Malay community

Malaysia launches inquiry over forex losses under Mahathir

Aug 8, 2017

Malaysia's government has launched an inquiry into massive foreign exchange losses by the central bank more than two decades ago, in a probe that could lead to criminal prosecution for former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Indonesia politicians caught up in $170 million graft case

Mar 10, 2017

Indonesian politicians with key roles in President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's governing coalition have been caught up in a corruption scandal in which officials allegedly pilfered more than $170 million of government money

Run-off election for Jakarta governor may heighten tensions

Feb 16, 2017

A tight and possibly ugly contest is expected in a second round election for governor of the Indonesian capital that will pit the minority Christian incumbent against a former cabinet minister backed by conservative Muslim clerics

Indonesian capital votes in test for moderate values

Feb 15, 2017

Voting was underway for governor of the Indonesian capital after a divisive campaign in which the monumental problems facing Jakarta took a backseat to religious intolerance and racial bigotry

Q&A: What's at stake in Indonesian capital's heated election

Feb 14, 2017

Residents of Indonesia's capital are set to vote in an election for governor that has become a battleground in a high-stakes tug-of-war between conservative and moderate forces in the world's most populous Muslim nation

Indonesians at mass prayers urged to vote for Muslims

Feb 11, 2017

Tens of thousands of Indonesians have gathered at the national mosque in the capital for mass prayers urging people to vote for a Muslim governor of the city as the country prepares for regional elections next week

Mass prayers draw thousands as Indonesia readies elections

Feb 11, 2017

Tens of thousands have gathered at the national mosque in Jakarta for mass prayers urging Indonesians to vote for Muslims in city and district elections being held across the country next week

Iran official opts out of Asian election for FIFA position

Feb 2, 2017

Iranian soccer official Ali Kafashian has dropped out of an election to join the FIFA Council, and officials from South Korea and Philippines have entered

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