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Women in Iraq make unprecedented gains at the polls

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Women in Iraq make unprecedented gains at the polls

According to Iraq's 2005 constitution, women are granted a quarter of the seats in the nation's 325-member parliament. Iraq remains a male-dominated society, but women have made significant progress in the post-conflict society. The parliamentary elections were held the day before International Women's Day. Read what politicians are saying about gender.

Posted: March 8, 2010 16:04   Comments: 3
Iraqi election campaign heats up ahead of landmark vote

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Iraqi election campaign heats up ahead of landmark vote

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim translates an Al Arabiya report on Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections. Women are now adorning campaign posters, and young people are weighing in on the process. Also, watch a montage of Iraqi election ads compiled by Al Jazeera English.

Posted: March 5, 2010 17:48   Comments: 0
Japan’s fledgling two-party system set to evolve

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Japan’s fledgling two-party system set to evolve

Japan is set to head to the polls for parliamentary elections on August 30, and polling suggests Prime Minister Taro Aso's conservative party will lose power after ruling for most of the past 54 years. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about changes ahead for the Japanese political landscape.

Posted: August 24, 2009 11:45   Comments: 1
Uranium-rich Niger faces political uncertainty

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Uranium-rich Niger faces political uncertainty

On Tuesday, Niger's president, Mamadou Tandja, dissolved the country's parliament rather than give up power after his current term expires. But as a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes, Niger's uranium deposits make its political instability cause for concern far beyond the country's borders.

Posted: May 27, 2009 12:37   Comments: 0
Kuwait elects women to parliament in political milestone

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Kuwait elects women to parliament in political milestone

There was a political milestone in Kuwait this weekend, where for the first time, women were elected to Kuwait's parliament. It was only four years ago that women won the right to vote in Kuwait.

Posted: May 18, 2009 12:28   Comments: 2
Small parties are big players in India’s upcoming elections

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Small parties are big players in India’s upcoming elections

India, the world’s largest democracy, is scheduled to begin its multi-stage parliamentary elections on April 16. Mahima Kaul, a freelance reporter based in Delhi, explains how India's political landscape has changed over the past several decades, as political support has fragmented and smaller parties have become more influential.

Posted: April 13, 2009 20:04   Comments: 3
Belarus election shuts out opposition

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Belarus election shuts out opposition

A Worldfocus contributing blogger examines the disputed parliamentary elections in Belarus.

Posted: September 29, 2008 11:02   Comments: 1

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