Ashraf Ghani to be sworn in as new Afghan president

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Ashraf Ghani to be sworn in as new Afghan president

Afghan President-elect Ashraf Ghani is set to be inaugurated in a ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul.

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Indonesia's parliament puts an end to direct regional elections

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Indonesia's parliament on Friday approved a measure ending direct elections for governors and mayors, a move president-elect Joko Widodo criticised as a "big step back" for democracy in the country.

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Indonesian parliament approves end to direct local elections

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Indonesian parliament approves end to direct local elections

Indonesia’s parliament on September 26 voted to abolish direct elections for provincial governors, mayors and heads of districts.

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Kabul celebrates president elect Ashraf Ghani

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Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named Afghanistan's president-elect after signing a deal to share power with his opponent, ending months of turmoil over a disputed election.

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New Zealand PM storms to third term but faces risk of slower growth

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New Zealand PM storms to third term but faces risk of slower growth

New Zealand markets rallied on Monday after Prime Minister John Key secured the country's first majority government in almost 20 years on a promise to maintain a strong economy, but slowing growth in China may challenge his outlook.

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Indonesia’s decade of direct local elections threatened

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Indonesia’s decade of direct local elections threatened

Indonesia’s incoming president began his political ascent as a mayor in a system of local elections. The parties of the candidate he beat in July will try to change the law next week to prevent that happening again.

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Widodo needs computers to tackle village graft

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Widodo needs computers to tackle village graft

Indonesia’s incoming president Joko Widodo will need to move bureaucracy online across the world’s largest archipelago to better tackle corruption, the country’s financial crime agency said.

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New Indonesian cabinet to be announced in early October

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New Indonesian cabinet to be announced in early October

The new cabinet of Indonesia will be announced in early October and officially make debut on the 20 th day of the month, according to a senior advisor to President-elect Joko Widodo.

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Thai coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha nominated as prime minister

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Members of Thailand's parliament elect Thai coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha as the country's new prime minister.

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Thailand to elect caretaker PM on August 21

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President of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) of Thailand Pornpetch Wichitcholchai on August 19 announced that NLA will elect a caretaker Prime Minister on August 21.

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Indonesian President vows to improve Cabinet operation

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Indonesian President vows to improve Cabinet operation

Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo has come up with a plan to streamline the Cabinet in an effort to improve its effectiveness.

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Japan, Indonesia foster strategic partnership

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Japan, Indonesia foster strategic partnership

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida paid an official visit to Indonesia from August 11-12, with the aim of enhancing bilateral ties.

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Cambodian parliament endorses opposition leader as lawmaker

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Cambodian parliament endorses opposition leader as lawmaker

The National Assembly of Cambodia on July 28 endorsed opposition leader Sam Rainsy as a lawmaker-elect.

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Indonesia’s President-elect launches survey on new cabinet

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Indonesia’s President-elect launches survey on new cabinet

Indonesia’s newly-elected President Joko Widodo and his team have organised a survey on members in the new cabinet, which will officially make its debut in late October.

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Colombians re-elect Santos in boost for FARC talks

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Colombians re-elected President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday in a cliffhanger seen as a referendum on peace talks with FARC guerrillas.

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