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Former Leader Wins Sao Tome Election

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Former Sao Tome and Principe leader Manuel Pinto da Costa will return to power after winning a presidential run-off in the African island nation. The country’s election commission said Monday that Mr. Pinto da Costa defeated Parliament Speaker Evaristo de Carvalho in Sunday’s voting, 53 to 47 percent. Mr. Pinto da Costa had won the […]

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Cape Verde Heads to Presidential Run-Off

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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The African island nation of Cape Verde is headed toward a presidential run-off vote after no candidate won a majority in the first-round election. The country’s election commission says opposition leader Jorge Carlos Fonseca led the field in Sunday’s voting with 37.4 percent. The ruling party candidate, Manuel Inocencio Sousa, was second with 33.3 percent. […]

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Former Leader Wins Sao Tome Election

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Former Sao Tome and Principe leader Manuel Pinto da Costa has won a presidential runoff election in the African island nation. The country’s election commission said Monday Mr. Pinto da Costa won 53 percent of the vote, defeating Parliament Speaker Evaristo de Carvalho. Mr. Pinto da Costa had won the first round of voting and […]

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Sao Tome Prepares for Presidential Run-Off

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The African island chain Sao Tome and Principe is preparing to hold a run-off election after none of 10 candidates won an absolute majority in a presidential vote last month. The top two finishers, former President Manuel Pinto da Costa and Parliament Speaker Evaristo de Carvalho will face off in the second round Sunday. Former […]

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Cape Verde Prepares for Presidential Vote

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the west African archipelago of Cape Verde are preparing to choose a new president. Four candidates are vying Sunday to replace President Pedro Pires, who steps down after serving two terms. Manuel Inocencio Sousa is the official candidate of Mr. Pires’ ruling African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV). Sousa faces […]

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Thai Parliament to Open Monday

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s election commission has certified all but a handful of the winners in July 3 elections, clearing the way for parliament to open its session on Monday. The chamber is expected to select Yingluck Shinawatra, candidate of the winning Phue Thai party, as Thailand’s first female prime minister before the end of the week. The […]

North Korea: All Candidates Unanimously Approved in Local Elections

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 1:36 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s official news agency says the country unanimously approved state-endorsed leaders during local elections held across the country Sunday. The Korean Central News Agency says that 99.97 percent of eligible voters turned up to vote, without a single person voting against any of the registered candidates. Over 28,000 representatives were elected across provincial, city […]

Argentine President’s Candidate Loses Provincial Governorship

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez suffered an electoral setback Sunday when her candidate finished in third place in the race for governor of Santa Fe province. Argentina’s Socialist Party appear set to retain the governorship. Santa Fe is an agricultural hub and politically a Socialist stronghold. National opinion polls indicate President Fernandez has a wide lead […]

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Tamil Alliance Post Majority Win in Sri Lankan Election

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Sri Lankan political party associated with the defunct Tamil Tiger rebels has won a majority of local council elections in the former war zones of the island nation. The Tamil National Alliance won control of 20 of the 25 councils it contested in the Tamil majority north and east on Saturday. President Mahainda Rajapaksa’s […]

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Sao Tome Headed for Presidential Runoff Vote

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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A former leader of the African nation Sao Tome and Principe will face the country’s parliament speaker in a runoff election, after neither captured a majority in Sunday’s presidential vote. The country’s election commission said Monday former president Manuel Pinto da Costa led Sunday’s voting with 35 percent. He led a one-party socialist state from […]

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