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Peruvians Voting in Presidential Contest

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Peruvians are casting ballots Sunday in a presidential run-off pitting the daughter of imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori against leftist former army officer Ollanta Humala. 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, falling short of […]

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UN Secretary-General Expected to Seek Re-Election

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. diplomats say Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is likely to announce his plans to seek another five-year term as early as Monday. Mr. Ban, a former South Korean foreign minister, is poised to get another term pending a recommendation from the Security Council and a vote by the 192 members. There has been no public announcement […]

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Voting Begins in Portugal Elections

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Voting began in Portugal Sunday in an election that will choose a new government to implement the country’s $110 billion bailout programs. Latest opinion polls indicate that the opposition center-right Social Democrats have the backing of about 36 percent of voters, while the ruling center-left Socialist Party would collect about 31 percent of the vote. […]

Peru to Vote Sunday in Presidential Run-Off

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Peruvians will cast ballots Sunday in a presidential run-off pitting the daughter of imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori against leftist former army officer Ollanta Humala. In the first round of balloting in April, Humala won 32 percent of the vote, falling short of the 50 percent margin needed for an outright win. Keiko Fujimori, a […]

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Vietnam Announces Election Results

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam has released the results of elections for the National Assembly, with more than 90 percent of the lawmakers elected from the ruling Communist Party. Secretary General of the Elections Commission Pham Minh Tuyen told reporters Friday that only 14 of the 500 lawmakers elected were not members of the party. Tuyen called the election […]

Latvian President Fails to Win Re-election Bid

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A lawmaker and former banker has won Latvia’s presidential election, defeating incumbent Valdis Zatlers who days before had called for the dissolution of parliament. Andris Berzins won the second round of voting Thursday with a simple majority of 53 votes in the 100-seat parliament. The first round of voting failed to produce a winner. The […]

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Turkish PM Blames Opposition for Pre-election Violence

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blamed the opposition for provoking clashes in Turkey ahead of June 12 parliamentary elections. In a speech in Istanbul Wednesday, Mr. Erdogan said the provocations were a ploy to drag his ruling Justice and Development Party into what he called a “trap,” and vowed to steer clear of […]

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