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Archive for February 8th, 2010

With 47 per cent of the vote, Laura Chinchilla, the ruling party candidate became the first female president of Costa Rica.

As votes were way ahead of her rivals and above the 40 per cent needed to avoid a run-off, Chincilla declared victory early on Monday. (more…)

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Ukrainian electoral officials said Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Moscow candidate (photo, from aljazeera.net), will win a narrow victory in the presidential election.

With more than 98% of votes counted, Mr Yanukovych had a 2.7% lead over his rival, PM Yulia Tymoshenko, media said. (more…)

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