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J&K law does not allow defections

While defections are common in other states especially when there is no clear majority for any party, in Jammu and Kashmir, where election has thrown up a hung assembly, it is not an option for parties to increase its strength.

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa wins 2015 budget vote despite defections

 Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is facing a split in his ruling coalition ahead of a snap presidential poll on Jan. 8, won the final vote on the 2015 budget Monday with a strong majority. 

SC widens scope of pleas against defections

SC held that any member of a party can approach a state Assembly`s speaker to seek disqualification of a party legislator who joins another outfit.

Defections not new to Maharashtra politics

Recent history shows that defections has not been new to the Maharashtra politics.

‘Syria force surrounds town after defections’

Since the end of Gaddafi`s era in Libya, increasing defections are reported among Syrian troops.

Defections in Gaddafi`s inner circle spreading: Report

Another top Libyan leader, Ali Abdessalam Treki, has defected to Egypt.

Defections, not war, will oust Gaddafi: Italy

Libyan foreign minister is "no longer willing" to work for Muammar Gaddafi.

Yemen leader`s power base erodes with defections

A top military commander and at least 18 other senior officers defected to the opposition movement demanding the ouster of Yemen`s embattled President.