30 Apr '11, 5am

Laos voting for communist assembly: HANOI: Laotians cast ballots on Saturday to elect a communist-controlled leg...

Laos voting for communist assembly: HANOI: Laotians cast ballots on Saturday to elect a communist-controlled leg...

HANOI: Laotians cast ballots on Saturday to elect a communist-controlled legislature that has shown signs of growing clout in recent years. Polling opened in the early morning, a source familiar with the electoral process told AFP by telephone from Laos. There are 190 candidates vying for 132 seats in the National Assembly, up from 115 seats last time, government-controlled media in the one-party state reported. About half the country's roughly six million people are eligible to vote in the polls, with results expected in about one week. "I will select the candidates who I believe will be true representatives of the Lao people and take their issues to the National Assembly," said Khounkham, 18, a first-time voter quoted in state-controlled Vientiane Times on Friday. The assembly has evolved from being "a pure rubber stamp" into an organ with its own identity that has criti...

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