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Chinese professor fired for criticizing Mao Zedong online
The "President" accused of having caused the death of millions is people. Dozens gathered around the university to protest against the teacher. The academic committee of the Party: "False claims".
Local elections highlight Turkey’s contradictions
Erdogan’s ruling party loses votes because of a campaign marked by arrogance, Kurdish and Alevi disillusionment over unfulfilled promises and fears over the Islamisation of Turkish society. Now the prime minister could reshuffle his cabinet or create a new party.
Uttar Pradesh vote to decide India’s future
Over the next month or so Uttar Pradeshis will vote in state elections. With one seventh of all the seats in the lower house of parliament, their state is crucial for the balance of power in Delhi. The ballot is taking place at a time of economic and social crisis. Experts expect the election to be decided by a few votes.
Uttar Pradesh elections: Mayawati, a Dalit woman, beats Mulayam
In India’s most populated state (175 million people), the state-based Bahujan Samaj Party gets more than 50 per cent of the vote. Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party loses big. Discussions will start to form a coalition government as people comment the results.
Democratic Party of Japan loses big in yesterday’s elections
The governing party loses its majority in the upper house of parliament. Now it must seek new partners to govern. Prime minister Kan refuses to resign, insists on the need for a consumption tax. Experts point to various scenarios.
Erdogan wins elections, but his party loses votes
The AKP keeps its hold on the big cities of Istanbul and Ankara, but ultranationalists linked to the Grey Wolves gain. Kurds remain loyal to the DTP. Election violence leaves six people dead and about a hundred wounded. The government must now deal with the economic crisis and cope with European accession.
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