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Cambodia Daily | Link to story  » The Washington-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) on Tuesday defended its recent audit of the voter list for July’s national election and told the National Election Committee (NEC) that it had not understood the audit’s findings when criticizing it.
Wall Street Journal | Link to story  » International election observers on Monday said Pakistan's elections were a success and a step forward for the country, despite accusations by losing politicians of vote-rigging in many areas.
Express Tribune | Link to story  » In their bid to sabotage the historic May 11 polls, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other outlawed militant groups are likely to target the leaders of political parties, foreign election observers, polling staff and journalists. The militant groups are carrying out their plans with the backing of foreign countries.
The Wall Street Journal | Link to story» The outcome of Saturday's Pakistani elections won't just determine the next civilian government: It will also test the idea that the country's powerful military has pulled back from manipulating politics and accepted democracy.
The Washington Post | Link to story» Bomb blasts tore through two campaign events in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 18 people, authorities said, as attacks ahead of Saturday’s national election continued against liberal politicians as well as a pro-Taliban Islamist party.
Daily Nation | Link to story» Three groups which helped the electoral commission prepare for the March 4 polls have told the US Congress that the elections were credible.
Talk Radio News | Link to story  » Leaders from several democracy promotion organizations testified at a congressional hearing today regarding Kenya’s national elections in March.
The Atlantic | Link to story  » In the new film NO, the rule of Augusto Pinochet ends after Chile's voters get inspired by a peppy ad campaign designed by a skateboarding, politically agnostic ad executive named Rene, played by Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal.
Jakarta Post | Link to story  » As many as 14 women politicians from Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Philippines and Timor Leste called for bigger and better female political representation and participation in Southeast Asia. The call was made during the regional Women’s Leadership Forum Promoting Women’s Representation in Southeast Asia held in Kuta over the weekend.
NPR | Link to story  » In Syria's northern province of Aleppo, the war is far from over. Yet civilians are planning a dramatic gesture: an election for a civilian government.