Welcome to The Myanmar Times ongoing analysis of Myanmar's highly-anticipated election. We've set up an Election Parties page – a handy "cheat-sheet" of sorts – to help you keep track of major parties, as well as an Election Voices page, where you can find conversations with candidates and electoral experts, and comments from you, our readers. We've also been covering the results as they develop live over on our Election Live Blog – check it out! To get involved in the conversation, send us a message at Facebook.com/TheMyanmarTimes, Tweet us @TheMyanmarTimes using the hashtag #MyanmarElection or send us an email at [email protected], Subject: "People's Pundit" and have your voice heard! Final Pyithu and Amyotha Hlttaw results, as of the final UEC results announcement November 22 For more information, including full party tallies, check out our election live blog, and to see results for the Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws … [Read more...] about Election 2015
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By Beth Day Romulo Kalamazoo, Michigan is known mainly for its “funny sounding” name and the hit song: “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo.” But today it is gaining a reputation for a program that other cities are lining up to follow, namely, free college education for every high school graduate. In the past decade, since 2006, more than 5,000 students have been eligible for the Kalamazoo Promise, an $80 million investment from a group of anonymous local donors that has allowed every high school graduate to attend an in-state college tuition-free. The initiative is so impressive that it caught the attention of President Obama who delivered his first high school commencement address at Kalamazoo Central high school in 2010. Proud of their accomplishment, Kalamazoo’s kindergarten teachers put college pennants up in their classrooms to spur students’ interest in going to college. Elementary school … [Read more...] about The Kalamazoo promise
KIEV — Long lines snaked around polling stations in Kiev for Ukraine's crucial presidential election yesterday in stark contrast to the country's troubled east, where heavily armed pro-Russia rebels intimidated voters by smashing ballot boxes and blocking voting centers. yesterday's ballot is taking place despite weeks of fighting in the sprawling eastern regions that form Ukraine's industrial heartland, where pro-Russia insurgents have seized government buildings, battled government troops and vowed to disrupt the ballot. The election, which authorities in Kiev hoped would unify the divided nation, came three months after the country's pro-Russia leader fled, chased from power by months of protests over corruption and his decision to reject a pact with the European Union and forge closer ties with Moscow. Yet the question of who was able to vote yesterday loomed large over the democratic process. Some 35.5 million Ukrainians were eligible to vote, but separatists in Donetsk … [Read more...] about Ukraine holds presidential vote; rebels block it
DAP's Kluang MP Liew Chin Tong says Dr M wants Mukhriz for Umno VP post Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is pushing for his son, Mukhriz Mahathir, to be among the new Umno vice-presidents in the party polls, and this may force out one of the incumbent VPs, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, a DAP MP has opined. Kluang MP and a key DAP strategist, Liew Chin Tong told Malaysiakini this was because Ahmad Zahid has never "been in the good books" of the former prime minister. "It's quite clear Mahathir wants Mukhriz to contest as a vice-president, which means one of the current vice-presidents will lose," he said, pointing at Ahmad Zahid as being the possible victim. Liew said Dr Mahathir might not have the confidence Muhyiddin would garner enough support from within Umno to win the president's post and that was why he had supported the no-contest motion. Barisan Nasional files 21 election petition, including Lembah Pantai and Batu BN had initially planned to file 50 petitions, but in order to … [Read more...] about BN TODAY: Dr M Wants Mukhriz For UMNO VP?