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Sao Tome Votes for New President

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the African nation of Sao Tome and Principe went to the polls Sunday to pick a new president. Ten candidates are competing to succeed President Fradique de Menezes, who is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term. The contenders include former president Manuel Pinto da Costa, who led a one-party socialist state from […]

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UN Chief Welcomes ‘Orderly Conduct’ of Thai Election

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is welcoming the “orderly conduct” of Thailand’s parliamentary election, as victorious opposition Puea Thai leaders begin talks on forming a government. Mr. Ban issued his statement from New York late Monday, saying he hopes the voting will help “consolidate democracy, reconciliation and stability” in Thailand. A pan-Asian monitoring group, the Asian […]

UN Chief Welcomes ‘Orderly Conduct’ of Thai Election

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is welcoming the “orderly conduct” of Thailand’s parliamentary election, as victorious Puea Thai leaders begin talks on forming a government. Mr. Ban issued his statement from New York late Monday, saying he hopes the voting will help “consolidate democracy, reconciliation and stability” in Thailand. A pan-Asian monitoring group, the Asian Network […]

UN Chief Welcomes ‘Orderly Conduct’ of Thai Election

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is welcoming the “orderly conduct” of Thailand’s parliamentary election, as victorious Puea Thai leaders begin talks on forming a government. Mr. Ban issued his statement from New York late Monday, saying he hopes the voting will help “consolidate democracy, reconciliation and stability” in Thailand. A pan-Asian monitoring group, the Asian Network […]

Thai Election Victor Enlists Allies to Boost Majority

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Political novice Yingluck Shinawatra says she has formed a coalition with four smaller parties, boosting her majority in parliament a day after being elected Thailand’s first female prime minister. Election officials said Ms. Yingluck’s Puea Thai party captured 265 of the 500 seats in Sunday’s voting. The addition of the smaller parties will bring the […]

Thai Election Victor Looks to Boost Majority

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 3:03 am (UTC-5)
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Political novice Yingluck Shinawatra is looking to smaller parties to boost her majority in Thailand’s parliament a day after elections that will make her the country’s first female prime minister. Election officials said Ms. Yingluck’s Puea Thai party captured 265 of the 500 seats in Sunday’s voting. The outcome was a stunning setback for the […]

Thaksin’s Sister Poised to Become Thailand’s First Female PM

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The party linked to Thailand’s ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has won a parliamentary majority in Sunday’s general election, and his younger sister is poised to become the country’s first female prime minister. With nearly all the votes counted, the Pheu Thai party secured a clear majority of 264 seats out of 500, well ahead […]

Thai Prime Minister Concedes Defeat

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s prime minister has conceded defeat in Sunday’s general election, won by an opposition party allied to ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Abhisit Vejjajiva Sunday congratulated his opponent Yingluck Shinawatra, the younger sister of former prime minister Thaksin and leader of the Pheu Thai party. She is set to become Thailand’s first female prime minister. […]

Thai Prime Minister Concedes Defeat

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s prime minister has conceded defeat in Sunday’s general election, won by an opposition party allied to ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Abhisit Vejjajiva Sunday congratulated his opponent Yingluck Shinawatra, the younger sister of former prime minister Thaksin and leader of the Pheu Thai party. She is set to become Thailand’s first female prime minister. […]

Opposition Forecast to Win Thai Election by Landslide

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Exit polls in Thailand are showing the party allied to ousted Prime Minster Thaksin Shinawatra winning in a landslide. Contrary to pre-election polls and analysis that predicted a tight race, Yingluck Shinawatra’s Pheu Thai party won an absolute majority in parliament. Ms. Yingluck is Mr. Thaksin’s younger sister. Three exit polls show the Pheu Tai […]