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No response from most parties on proposed electoral reforms

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 16:54

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

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 17:10

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

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 16:52

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 00:27

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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 22:31

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

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 22:59

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.

BJP brainstorms over electoral reforms

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 21:10

State funding of polls to curb use of black money, EVMs which provide a paper trail, speedy trial in cases against politicians to bar criminals from contesting are some electoral reforms that BJP is set to suggest to EC.

Law Comm seeks public opinion on electoral reforms

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 22:45

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 20:33

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

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013, 14:43

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

Last Updated: Sunday, February 17, 2013, 23:55

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 19:45

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