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Sierra Leone Opposition May Dispute Election Results

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Sierra Leone’s main opposition party says the November 17 polls won by by incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma were marred by widespread fraud, and says party leaders will meet Tuesday to consider a possible appeal. The opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party stopped short of outright rejecting election results, which showed Mr. Koroma winning a second […]

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Indonesia’s Aceh Elects Ex-Rebel Governor

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Indonesia say a former rebel won this month’s governor’s election in Aceh province — the only province in the country ruled by Islamic law. Former rebel leader Zaini Abdullah, who once lived in exile, won nearly 56 percent of the vote in the April 9 poll. He defeated incumbent Governor Irwandi Yusuf. Coastal […]

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