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Former Leader Wins Sao Tome Election

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Former Sao Tome and Principe leader Manuel Pinto da Costa will return to power after winning a presidential run-off in the African island nation. The country’s election commission said Monday that Mr. Pinto da Costa defeated Parliament Speaker Evaristo de Carvalho in Sunday’s voting, 53 to 47 percent. Mr. Pinto da Costa had won the […]

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Former Leader Wins Sao Tome Election

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Former Sao Tome and Principe leader Manuel Pinto da Costa has won a presidential runoff election in the African island nation. The country’s election commission said Monday Mr. Pinto da Costa won 53 percent of the vote, defeating Parliament Speaker Evaristo de Carvalho. Mr. Pinto da Costa had won the first round of voting and […]

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Sao Tome Prepares for Presidential Run-Off

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The African island chain Sao Tome and Principe is preparing to hold a run-off election after none of 10 candidates won an absolute majority in a presidential vote last month. The top two finishers, former President Manuel Pinto da Costa and Parliament Speaker Evaristo de Carvalho will face off in the second round Sunday. Former […]

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Sao Tome Headed for Presidential Runoff Vote

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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A former leader of the African nation Sao Tome and Principe will face the country’s parliament speaker in a runoff election, after neither captured a majority in Sunday’s presidential vote. The country’s election commission said Monday former president Manuel Pinto da Costa led Sunday’s voting with 35 percent. He led a one-party socialist state from […]

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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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