Pakistanis vote in landmark election
Despite Taliban threats, turnout is high for the country's first democratic transfer of governance. Early tallies favor ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who delivers a victory speech. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Millions of Pakistanis braved threats from militants and voted Saturday in national elections that marked the country's first democratic transfer of governance and appeared to put former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on track for a potential return to power.
India's Cheap Food Plans to Prove Costly for Government
India may soon pass a new law to give millions more people cheap food, fulfilling an election promise of the ruling Congress party that could cost about $23 billion a year and take a third of annual grain production.
Malaysians Turn Out in Large Numbers
Millions of Malaysians came out to vote across the country within hours of opening of what is expected to be the closest general election in the resource-rich Southeast Asian nation's history.
Food Becomes an Issue in Venezuelan Vote
How Venezuelans vote on Sunday in elections to pick a successor to late President Hugo Chávez will partly reflect their answer to this riddle: Why is this oil-rich country of nearly 29 million having trouble feeding itself?
Sparks Fly in Short Campaign in Venezuela
It's Holy Week in Venezuela, a time when millions traditionally take a welcome pause from work and politics to go on vacation. Yet that hasn't stopped Venezuela's time-pressed presidential candidates from sprinting through the holidays toward an April 14 election to replace the late Hugo Chavez, as they try to define both themselves and each other within weeks.