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Number of registered voters dropped this year says chief election officer

By fili@samoanews.comThe number of registered voters for this year’s general election dropped by six percent compared to those who registered in the 2012 election, which is when electors also cast ballots for the gubernatorial race.This is according to ... [Published SamoaNews.com - 45 mins ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 42 mins ago - 44 reports

Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore resigns

[embedded content]Thousands rejoice in the capitalBurkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore has announced his resignation, following violent protests at his attempt to extend his 27-year rule.Mr Compaore issued a statement saying the presidency was now ... [Published I95.5 FM - 52 mins ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 46 mins ago - 15 reports

Myanmar eyes amending rules in Suu Kyi’s favor

Myanmar’s parliament is to consider amending the country’s constitution — which currently bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president — ahead of crucial elections next year, an official said yesterday.Aung San Suu Kyi is trying to ... [Published Taipei Times Online - 1 hour ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 56 mins ago - 6 reports

ASEAN financial inclusion confce recommends regional commitment

The two-day ASEAN Financial Inclusion Conference produced a set of recommendations on realisation of objectives to accelerate financial inclusion in Southeast Asia, said a statement of the conference on Friday.The ‘Yangon Outcomes for Financial Inclusion,’ ... [Published New Age Bangladesh - 56 mins ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 21 reports

Government tax on Internet triggers police supported mass protests

While the United Nations and a number of nations, including the United States, are trying to figure out a plan to tax use of the worldwide web, the Hungarian government on Thursday decided to rescind a proposal to place a tax on Internet data traffic ... [Published Examiner.com - 2 hours ago]
Entities: Taxes, Protest, Police, Officer
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 8 reports

Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

By Mathieu Bonkoungou and Joe PenneyOUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces took power on Friday after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass protests against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule.Compaore, a taciturn former ... [Published Reuters Canada - 1 hour ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 9 reports

Obama touts his policies favoring women to bring out their midterm vote

U.S. President Barack Obama reviewed Friday the policies in favor of women that he has promoted since entering in the White House in 2009, in a speech given just four days before the legislative elections.Before a mostly female audience at the University ... [Published EFE - 2 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 1 hour ago - 35 reports

Mailed ballots suggest low turnout in California

California appears to be on track for another low-turnout election as elections clerks and analysts report that the number of voters mailing in their absentee ballots has declined compared with…Click to Continue » ... [Published Raleigh News & Observer - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Elections, Declination
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 78 reports

What You Need to Know About the Unrest in Burkina Faso

Anti-government protesters gather in the Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, Oct. 31, 2014. Joe Penney—Reuters President Blaise Compaoré stepped down Oct. 31 after 27 year in powerThe West African nation of Burkina Faso grabbed ... [Published Time - 2 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 13 reports

China Detains Women's Rights Activist Over Support For Hong Kong Democracy

Authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Friday detained a prominent women's rights activist after she organized an online activity in support of Hong Kong's Occupy Central pro-democracy movement.Ye Haiyan, who founded the Women's Rights Workshop, ... [Published Radio Free Asia - 2 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 28 reports

Hungary Internet Traffic Tax Cancelled After Protests -

Public mass protests appear to have cancelled Hungary's planned tax on Internet traffic. As noted previously , Hungarian politicians had been considering a tax that would have set forth a tax of 150 forints (60 US cents) per gigabyte of data traffic, ... [Published Broadband Reports - 10 hours ago]
Entities: Taxes, Protest, Hungary
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 114 reports

Massive protests rock Burkina Faso against fifth term for president

Canada Standard Friday 31st October, 2014• Compaore, who seized power in the gold and cotton-producing West African nation in a coup 27 years ago, has won four disputed elections since then• The violent protests are the most serious challenge to Compaore's ... [Published Canada Standard - 20 hours ago]

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...those media which are trying to spread "provocative" news about economic corruption in the society, the Judiciary must also get involved in the "acid attack matter to prevent the suspicious media from "disturbing society's psychological security and spreading the counter revolution's unfounded claims against the revolutionary forces and Islamic veil (hijab) in this regard.""
...those mailers have been targeted to voters who have missed previous elections," said Zak Sanders, spokesman for the Connecticut Republican Party, "but we definitely haven't resorted to threatening voters and attempting to shame them with a voter report card."
"People are not turning up to vote mainly because the process to get enrolled is a bit complicated and also they give up after multiple attempts" added Santosh More, a social activist who was part of a 'get outout to vote' campaign
"I'm not surprised with the findings. The party always plays a crucial role. Ideally, it's a combination of party and individual which matters. We've witnessed during the good fortunes of a party, many weak candidates have won and when the party's image was low, many good politicians have lost. As far as inducements are concerned, they don't decide the outcome" said A Narayana, faculty, Azim Premji University

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