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Somali Lawmakers Elect New President

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Somali lawmakers have elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country’s new president. The relative newcomer to politics defeated incumbent leader Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in a third round run-off vote Monday, winning support from lawmakers who wanted a change in leadership. Speaker of parliament Mohamed Sheikh Osman said the new president won in a landslide. […]

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Somali Lawmakers Elect New President

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Somali lawmakers have elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country’s new president. Mr. Mohamud defeated incumbent leader Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in a third round run-off vote Monday. Speaker of parliament Mohamed Sheikh Osman said the new president won in a landslide. “Sharif Sheikh Amed got 79 votes. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud got 190 votes.” Another […]

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Somali Lawmakers Elect New President

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Somali lawmakers have elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country’s new president. Mr. Mohamud defeated incumbent leader Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in a third-round run-off vote Monday. Speaker of parliament Mohamed Sheikh Osman said the new president won in a landslide. “Sharif Sheikh Amed got 79 votes. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud got 190 votes.” Another two […]

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Somali Lawmakers Elect New President

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Somali lawmakers have elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the new president of Somalia. Mr. Mohamud defeated incumbent leader Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed in a third-round run-off vote in Mogadishu. The final tally was not immediately announced, but election watchers said Mr. Mohamud won by a comfortable margin. The election reflects a final step in a […]

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Somalia Parliament Votes for New President

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Four candidates remain in Somalia’s presidential election, after parliament cast ballots in a first-round vote Monday. Incumbent President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed led the pack, followed by PDP party leader Hassan Sheikh Mahamud, incumbent Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali and Abdulkadir Osoble Ali, a businessman and U.S. citizen. Parliament was due to go straight into the […]

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Somalia Parliament Votes for New President

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s parliament has started selecting a new president, the final step in a plan to create a more effective government and end two decades of chaos and instability. The recently formed parliament began the secret ballot vote Monday at a police academy in the capital, Mogadishu. There are 22 candidates vying for the top post, […]

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Somalia Lawmakers to Vote for New President

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s parliament votes Monday for a new president, the final step in a U.N.-backed plan to create a new administration for the Horn of Africa nation that has been without an effective central government for decades. More than two dozen presidential hopefuls are vying for the position, including the current president and prime minister. If […]

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Somali Parliament Prepares to Elect President

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Somali presidential candidates are taking turns addressing parliament, as lawmakers get set to elect a new leader for the country. The election is the latest step in a U.N.-backed plan to create a stable central government in Somalia, which has lacked any such authority since 1991. The 25 declared candidates are each allotted 20 minutes […]

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Angola Ruling Party Sweeps to Election Win

Posted September 3rd, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Election results in Angola show the party of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos sweeping to an easy victory. Angola’s election commission says with most of the votes counted, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola had 72 percent of the vote. The leading opposition party, UNITA, won 18 percent. The new opposition Casa party […]

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Angolan State Media Declare Dos Santos, MPLA Big Winners

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Angola’s state run media say the ruling party of President Eduardo dos Santos is the big winner in the country’s national election. The state election commission said with 85 percent of the votes counted Mr. dos Santos’ Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, or MPLA, had almost three quarters of the vote. The leading […]

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