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Regional Group to Send Election Observers to Thailand

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Asian Network for Free Elections says it is sending a group of international observers to Thailand to monitor preparations for the country’s July 3 election. The regional civil society network said Monday it will send 60 observers from more than 20 countries to all of Thailand’s regions to help ensure orderly election campaigns. The […]

Peru’s Keiko Fujimori Concedes Defeat

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The daughter of imprisoned former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has conceded defeat following a closely-fought runoff against former leftist army officer Ollanta Humala. Keiko Fujimori Monday said she recognized Mr. Humala’s triumph in Sunday’s election and she salutes his victory. Fujimori also said she wished Mr. Humala luck. With about 90 percent of the vote […]

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Portugal’s Victorious Center-Right to Push Austerity

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva has asked Social Democratic Party leader Pedro Passos Coelho to “immediately” start work on forming a new government. The Social Democrats on Sunday won a comfortable victory in the troubled country’s parliamentary elections, ousting the ruling Socialists. Mr. Passos Coelho said Monday Mr. Silva had asked for the preparations to […]

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Humala Wins Peru Presidential Runoff

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Former Peruvian army officer Ollanta Humala has won the country’s presidential runoff, with a narrow lead over Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori. With 89 percent of Sunday’s vote counted, the former leftist officer was ahead with more than 51 percent support, compared to Fujimori’s 48.6 percent. The latest presidential campaign […]

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Portugal’s Victorious Center-Right To Push Austerity

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Portugal’s expected new prime minister and Social Democratic Party leader Pedro Passos Coelho has pledged to move forward with tough austerity measures necessary to restore the country’s economic credibility. Passos Coelho said Monday he will form a coalition government with the conservative Popular Party, giving their bloc a majority in parliament and making it easier […]

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Humala Claims Victory in Peru Presidential Runoff

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Former Peruvian army officer Ollanta Humala claimed victory late Sunday in a presidential runoff, with a narrow lead over Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori. With just over 85 percent of the vote counted, official results put the former leftist officer ahead with more than 51 percent of the vote, while […]

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Humala Claims Victory in Peru Presidential Runoff

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Former Peruvian army officer Ollanta Humala claimed victory late Sunday in a presidential runoff, with a narrow lead over Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori. With just over 80 percent of the vote counted, official results put the former leftist officer ahead with more than 51 percent of the vote, while […]

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Humala Claims Victory in Peru Runoff

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Former Peruvian army officer Ollanta Humala claimed victory late Sunday in Peru’s tightly-contested presidential runoff election, ahead of a complete count of official results. Partial results gave Humala a razor-thin lead over Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori. A count of selected ballots found Humala leading with 51.5 percent of the […]

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Partial Results: Humala Ahead in Peruvian Elections

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Partial results in Peru’s presidential run-off elections Sunday show former army officer Ollanta Humala emerging as the winner over the daughter of imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori. A count of selected ballots by Lima-based researcher Ipsos-Apoyo found Humala leading with 51.5 percent of the vote, over Fujimori’s 48.5 percent. Participating in elections is mandatory for […]

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Peruvians Voting in Presidential Contest

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Early exit polls in Peru’s presidential run-off elections Sunday show former army officer Ollanta Humala has a narrow lead over the daughter of imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori. Participating in elections is mandatory for Peru’s nearly 20 million eligible voters. In the first round of balloting in April, Humala won 32 percent of the vote, […]

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