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Angola Says Dos Santos’ Ruling Party Has Big Election Lead

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Angola’s electoral commission says the ruling party of President Eduardo dos Santos has a big lead with most of the votes counted after Friday’s national election, effectively extending his 33 years in power. In a statement Sunday, the commission said Mr. dos Santos’ Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, or MPLA, had almost three-quarters […]

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Early Election Results Signal Victory for Angola’s Ruling Party

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Angola’s preliminary election results indicate the ruling party of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos captured almost three-quarters of the vote, a move that could extend the president’s 33-year-rule. Election officials said Saturday that provisional results from Friday’s polling show the ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola captured 74-percent of the vote. The results […]

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First Angolan Election Results Expected Saturday

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Preliminary results of the Angolan elections are expected Saturday. The tally from Friday’s vote is expected to extend the 33-year rule of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his MPLA party. The MPLA won the last election four years ago with 82 percent of the vote, trouncing its former civil war foe UNITA and other […]

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Easy Poll Win Expected for Angola Ruling Party

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Angolans vote Friday in an election expected to extend the rule of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his MPLA party. The MPLA won the last election four years ago with 82 percent of the vote, trouncing its former civil war foe UNITA and other parties. Analysts say the party and president appear to retain […]

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US Jobless Rate High, but Election Effect Uncertain

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. unemployment rate has now been above the unusually high level of 8 percent since the first full month of President Barack Obama’s White House tenure. But whether that imperils his bid for re-election is far from clear. In an oft-cited U.S. political fact, no incumbent president has won re-election since World War Two […]

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Early Libyan Election Returns Good for Jibril Alliance

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Early vote counts from Libya’s first multi-party elections in 60 years show Western-leaning parties with an edge over their Islamist rivals. Final tallies from Saturday’s election are not expected for days. But partial counts from Libya’s big cities give the lead to an alliance of parties led by former rebel prime minister Mahmoud Jibril. He […]

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Early Libyan Election Returns Good for Jibril Alliance

Posted July 8th, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Early vote-counting from Libya’s first multi-party elections in 60 years indicates Western-leading parties with an edge over their Islamist rivals. Final tallies from Saturday’s election are not expected for days. But partial counts from Libya’s big cities give the lead to an alliance of parties led by former rebel prime minister Mahmoud Jibril. He called […]

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Millions Vote in Libya’s ‘Extraordinary’ Elections

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Counting has begun as polls closed across Libya, many Libyans taking to the streets to celebrate even though results may not be announced for days. Voters streamed into polling stations in Tripoli and across Libya Saturday hoping the country’s first multi-party elections in 60 years mark the start of a new era. In some parts […]

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Libya’s ‘Extraordinary’ Elections Draw to Close

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The polls are closed across much of Libya, many Libyans taking to the streets to celebrate even though results may not be announced for days. Voters streamed into polling stations in Tripoli and across Libya Saturday hoping the country’s first multi-party elections in 60 years mark the start of a new era. In some parts […]

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Voters Optimistic About Libya’s ‘Extraordinary’ Elections

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters streamed into polling stations in Tripoli and across Libya Saturday, hoping the country’s first multi-party elections in 60 years mark the start of a new era. In some parts of the capital crowds began gathering more than an hour before polling places opened, amid scenes of jubilation and celebration seen in many major cities. […]

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