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Guatemalans Vote for President

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Guatemalans are looking for relief from an out-of-control crime problem as they vote for a new president. Pre-election opinion polls show 61-year old retired General Otto Perez of the Patriotic Party as the lead contender in Sunday’s election but with far less support than the 50% needed to avoid a run-off in November. Perez will […]

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DRC’s Kabila To Run For Re-Election

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila is running for re-election in November’s presidential race. The 40-year-old politician formally filed his candidacy Sunday in the capital, Kinshasa. He will be seeking a second five-year term in the November 28 presidential poll. Mr. Kabila first took office in 2001 after his father, then-president Laurent Kabila, was […]

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Guatemalans Vote in Presidential Election

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 3:16 am (UTC-5)
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Guatemalans head to the polls Sunday to select a new president. Candidates have been running on promises to cut the country’s rampant crime rate. Recent public opinion polls in Guatemala indicate retired general Otto Perez has a sizable lead, but may not get the majority of votes needed to avoid a runoff in November. His […]

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Opposition Leader Enters DR Congo Presidential Race

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has formally entered the November presidential election for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Head of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, Tshisekedi was accompanied by at least 1,000 supporters Monday when he filed his papers at the election office in the capital, Kinshasa. Tshisekedi, who is 78 years old, will […]

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Cameroon Leader, 51 Others Seek Presidency

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Election officials in Cameroon are reviewing applications from 51 presidential candidates including long-time President Paul Biya, who filed his paperwork just before the midnight Sunday deadline. The 78-year-old president is seeking another seven-year term, despite calls for his retirement after 29 years in office. Among his challengers in the October 9 election is John Fru […]

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Cameroon President To Seek Re-Election

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has filed papers to stand for re-election next month. Officials for the ruling CPDM party submitted Mr. Biya’s documents to the national electoral commission Sunday. The 78-year-old Mr. Biya has ruled Cameroon since 1982. In 2008, he pushed through constitutional changes that eliminated term limits. The changes triggered anti-government riots in […]

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Veteran Politician Wins Singapore Presidential Election

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan has won Singapore’s presidential election after a recount of the vote gave him a razor-thin margin of victory. Election officials said Sunday that Mr. Tan won by just 7,269 votes out of more than two million cast. Officials ordered the recount after Saturday’s vote because there was less than […]

Veteran Politician Wins Singapore Presidential Election

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Singapore’s former Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan has won the presidential election after a recount of the vote gave him a razor-thin margin. Election officials said Sunday that Tony Tan won by just over 7,000 votes. Officials ordered the recount after Saturday’s vote because there was less than a two percentage point difference between Tony […]

Recount Held in Singapore Presidential Election

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Election officials in Singapore have ordered a recount of the presidential vote because results show a razor-thin difference between the two leading candidates. Officials say there is less than a two percentage point difference between Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan and medical doctor Tan Cheng Bock. Singapore’s election department did not say how many votes […]

Singapore Holds Presidential Election

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in Singapore went to the polls Saturday to elect a new president in an election seen as a referendum on the ruling People’s Action Party – PAP -, which has led the city-state since 1959. The presidency is largely a ceremonial position, but the election attracted four candidates. Although the publication of pre-election survey […]