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It's Just Politics

A poll to end all coups?

IF the Thai polls are a 750m race, Phalang Pracharat (military junta proxy party) starts at 250m while Pheu Thai (Thaksin Shinawatra’s party) starts at 0m.

World

Guinea junta seeks support, buries Conte

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea's military junta appealed for support on Friday to lead the country to elections in two years, after seizing power following the death of veteran ruler Lansana Conte.

World

Guinea junta seeks support, buries Conte

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea's military junta appealed for support to lead the country to elections in two years having seized power after the death of veteran ruler General Lansana Conte, who was buried in a state funeral on Friday.

World

Manipulation suspicions mount in Thailand's post-coup election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's first general election since a 2014 army coup has been touted by the ruling military junta as a return to democratic rule, but two weeks after the vote, results are still unclear and allegations of manipulation are mounting.

Letters

Stuck in a hole

Two decades on, and despite appearances, Myanmar's ruling military junta has painted itself into a corner.

Behind The Headlines

Stuck in a hole

Two decades on, and despite appearances, Myanmar's ruling military junta has painted itself into a corner.

Thailand

Ousted Thai PM calls on junta to explain election plans

BANGKOK: Ousted Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday urged the ruling military junta to state whether it will hold elections next year as planned if Thais vote down a new charter in a looming referendum.

World

Guinea to bury Conte, junta tries to woo support

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea prepared to bury Lansana Conte on Friday and the military junta which seized power after the president's death appealed for international support to lead the country to elections in two years.

World

Myanmar gives Suu Kyi another year of house arrest

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta imposed another year of house arrest on opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday despite stiff international pressure for her release, a government source said.

World

Bissau junta sets two-year roadmap to elections

BISSAU (Reuters) - Guinea-Bissau's military junta said on Wednesday it would take two years to restore democratic rule in the West African state through elections that will be set by a soon-to-be-named caretaker government.