Poll reforms can address false affidavits issue: Naqvi

Electoral reform can help resolve the issue of elected representatives giving false details in poll-related affidavits, BJP`s Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Muktar Abbas Naqvi said on Friday.

Hong Kong activists march ahead of vote on electoral package

Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against electoral reforms approved by Beijing to choose the city`s next leader, the beginning of several days of demonstrations before the reforms go to a vote.

EC suggests ceiling on expenditure by parties during elections

Like individuals, there should be a ceiling on expenditure made by political parties during polls, says an Election Commission draft document based on the 'general agreement' among participants who were part of a recent consultation on electoral reforms.

Hong Kong pro-government activists rally against Occupy protest

Tens of thousands of people, some waving Chinese flags, marched through Hong Kong on Saturday to protest against a pro-democracy campaign to blockade the business district unless Beijing grants acceptable electoral reforms.

No response from most parties on proposed electoral reforms

The Law Commission on Tuesday lamented the "lukewarm" response of political parties to its consultation paper floated last year seeking stakeholders` views to enable it recommend reforms in the present electoral laws.

Mauritian PM rejects electoral reforms suggested by UN

Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam has virtually rejected the electoral system recommended by the UN, and said "reforms must unite, not divide" the people.

Electoral reforms: SC seeks details of reference made to panel

Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to apprise it of the points of reference made to Law Commission for suggesting "plausible" changes in legislations to ensure de-criminalisation of politics.

Law panel seeks response from parties on issuing ads

Amid an ongoing debate on electoral reforms, the Law Commission has asked whether a restriction should be imposed on governments for issuing advertisements highlighting their achievements six months prior to elections.

SC verdict may come up for review: Legal experts

Legal experts on Thursday hailed the spirit of the Supreme Court verdict barring jailed people from contesting elections but said it may come up for review.

Narendra Modi pitches for right to reject candidate

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday advocated electoral reforms including introduction of right to reject and compulsory voting, saying these measures would bring good people to politics.

Law Comm seeks public opinion on electoral reforms

Whether a people`s representative should stand disqualified upon conviction in a case, or framing of charges in a court, or as soon as the investigation officer presents his report?

Egyptian court rejects electoral reforms lawsuit

An Egyptian court has rejected a lawsuit seeking thorough review of electoral reforms, including implementation of electronic vote counting system.

US forms commission to recommend on electoral reforms

US President Barack Obama has constituted a commission on electoral reforms to come up with recommendations towards promoting efficient conduct of elections.

Lokpal, right to reject can eliminate graft: Anna Hazare

Anna Hazare Sunday said Jan Lokpal alone cannot root out corruption and called for comprehensive electoral reforms.

Law minister seeks panel`s suggestions on electoral reforms

Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar said Wednesday that he had asked the Law Commission to suggest electoral reforms to weed out criminality and corruption.

Pak cleric to lead march to Islamabad over electoral reforms

A Pak cleric with a huge following warned that he would lead a march to Islamabad next month if the government failed to carry out electoral reforms.

Demand to bring in major electoral reforms

Civil Society members on Saturday batted for major electoral reforms, including putting a check on freebies to lure voters, and asked political parties to be more transparent and accountable to voters.

Advani calls for `simultaneous Lok Sabha, state Assembly polls`

In his latest blog titled “A PLEA TO THE NEW PRESIDENT”, Advani has appealed to President Pranab Mukherjee to zero in on poll reforms.

Quraishi writes to PM for speeding electoral refor

Upset over failure of successive governments to bring key electoral reforms, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi wrote to PM Manmohan Singh and sought his intervention in speeding up the
reform process.

Abuses in Myanmar despite reforms: Rights group

A Human Rights Watch report released Tuesday says violence and ongoing rights abuses continue unabated in Myanmar`s conflict-riddled northern Kachin State.