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How Thailand's Suthep Thaugsuban Ran Away With Our Person of the Year Poll

Former Democrat Party MP and anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban addresses a large rally near Government House on December 9, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Rufus Cox/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Bangkok-based journalist Patrick Winn sheds some light on a Thai activist's overwhelming, come-from-behind victory in Asia Society's Asia's Person of the Year reader poll.

From Iran to Ramen, Asia Society's Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

A bowl of happiness from Totto Ramen in New York City. (Jason Lam/Flickr)
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Hopefully you have room for one more end-of-the-year list. Take a look back and see what Asia Blog posts got people talking in 2013.

History in the (Re)making as Nawaz Sharif Set to Become Pakistan's Prime Minister

Pakistan's incoming prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks to journalists at his farm house in Raiwind, on the outskirts of Lahore, on May 13, 2013. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
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Given a choice between Khan’s promise of "change" and Sharif’s presumably safer bet of "experience," writes M. Bilal Lakhani, Pakistani voters have leaned heavily towards experience.

Video: Election Ushers in 'New Model' of Democracy for Pakistan

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Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas tells CNN that although Nawaz Sharif won the prime ministership for the third time in his career, the election showed progress in Pakistan's democratic system.

Expert: Pakistan Election Outcome Hinges on Voter Turnout, Safety

Punjab police wait for the arrival of Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML) party, during the final day of campaigning at an election rally in Lahore, Pakistan on May 09, 2013. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
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Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas says former Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan could win this weekend's election if voters come out in large numbers.

Interview: How Social Media Helped Imran Khan Dominate Our Year-End Poll

This image uploaded to an Imran Khan Facebook page helped the Pakistani politician run away with Asia Society's 'Asia's Person of the Year' reader poll.
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"Khan and his supporters have been using this medium as a core tool from the beginning. For other politicians it is an afterthought," says Dr. Awab Alvi, head of social media for Imran Khan's political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

Pakistan's Moment is Near — but Will Anyone Care?

Supporters of Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul Qadri gather at a protest rally in Islamabad after the government ignored his ultimatum to disband parliament on January 15, 2013. (Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas says Pakistan's election slated for later this year is crucial for the country's progress, though many in Pakistan are skeptical.

Poll: Who Was Asia's Person of the Year in 2012?

Myanmar president Thein Sein (L) and legislator Aung San Suu Kyi (R) speaking at Asia Society events in 2012. Aung San Suu Kyi was last year's winner of our reader poll for Asia's Person of the Year — will her countryman take her spot this year? (Kenji Takigami/Joshua Roberts)

Asia Blog has compiled a list of 12 of the most newsworthy figures of 2012. It's your turn to vote on who you think had the most impact.

Explainer: The Political Crisis in Pakistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani (C) surrounded by security personnel and lawyers acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the Supreme Court after adjourning the contempt hearing in Islamabad on Jan. 19, 2012. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)
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Last week, Pakistan's Supreme Court initiated proceedings to hold Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt of court in connection with the government’s refusal to pursue a Swiss money-laundering investigation against President Asif Ali Zardari.