Limited Choice in China's Village Ballots

For Al Jazeera, Melissa Chan reports on village , which are held whether or not there is more than one candidate for a post:

This year, like every year since the early 1980s, Chinese villages will hold local elections.

The practice, which began during the country’s period of political and economic reforms, allows anyone over the age of 18 to run, but in many villages the ballot sheet is limited to a single candidate.

November 27, 2011 6:32 PM
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