Long beleaguered by war and corruption in an unstable region, Liberia will attempt to usher in a new, more stable era on Tuesday when its voters participate in the West African nation's first post-civil war election.
By PBS NewsHour
In spite of threats of violence, millions of voters went to the polls across Afghanistan on Sunday, choosing representatives to fill national and provincial legislatures.
Mainland China Monday quashed Hong Kong residents' hopes of directly electing their chief executive or all of their lawmakers in 2007 or 2008.
Iraqi leaders offered mixed reactions Friday to a U.N. recommendation against holding elections before the U.S. transfer of power to an interim Iraqi administration by July 1.
A spokesman for the U.N. envoy sent to Iraq to determine if early elections are possible said Friday that a vote could not be held before the June 30 transfer to Iraqi sovereignty.
The U.S. commander in the Middle East, Gen. John Abizaid, escaped unharmed from a rocket-propelled grenade attack on his convoy Thursday in the turbulent city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad.
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