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June 26, 2012 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
CAIRO — Egyptian President-elect Mohamed Morsi on Monday moved into the palace of the man who once jailed him. His swift settling in to deposed leader Hosni Mubarak's office was a potent symbol as Morsi begins forming a Cabinet and works to calm a politically divided and economically frayed nation. Declared the country's first freely elected president on Sunday, Morsi also met with advisors to discuss strategies for strengthening his hand against Egypt's military leaders, who remain suspicious of his Islamist leanings.
October 27, 2013 | By Alexandra Jinjikhashvili and Sergei L. Loiko
TBILISI, Georgia -- Georgi Margvelashvili, a onetime mountain guide who forged a reputation in politics as a moderate voice of reason, won the presidential election in Georgia on Sunday with backing from the prime minister's ruling coalition. By late Sunday local time, Margvelashvili was leading with 66.7% of the vote, according to exit polls conducted by the German polling agency GFK, prompting his main opponent to concede. The 44-year-old Margvelashvili had the backing of powerful Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili and his Georgian Dream ruling coalition.
November 14, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
President-elect Fernando de la Rua will spend a few more days in the hospital, although his condition is improving after a lung operation, his doctors said Saturday. De la Rua, scheduled to be sworn in Dec. 10 for a four-year term, was hospitalized Friday suffering from pain. Doctors found that he had pneumothorax, a condition in which air escapes from a lung and collects in the chest cavity.
August 3, 2013 | By Ramin Mostaghim, Alexandra Sandels and Patrick J. McDonnell
TEHRAN - As a seminary student, he made a hazardous foray across the border into Iraq to meet his icon, the exiled Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Years later, he joined Khomeini in France, eventually returning home after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. On Sunday, Hassan Rouhani will be sworn in as Iran's president, succeeding Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The styles of the incumbent and his successor couldn't be more different. But what everyone - in and outside Iran - wants to know is whether Iran's policies will change as well.
July 2, 2012 | By Tracy Wilkinson and Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party is marching back into the presidential palace bolstered by its control of a raft of state governorships and a good standing in Congress. But its mandate is much shakier than the party had predicted before Sunday's election, reflecting the nagging suspicions with which many Mexicans regard the PRI and complicating President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto's ability to execute an ambitious reform program. He will have to negotiate with rival parties, including a newly empowered left, and will not have the free hand he might have expected as he pursues initiatives such as opening up the massive state oil company, Pemex, to foreign investment.
January 31, 1985
A memorial service for community activists James and Agnes Moss of Rancho Palos Verdes, who were killed in an auto accident last Saturday in Northern California, will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Norris Community Theatre in Rolling Hills Estates. Mrs. Moss, 63, was instrumental in helping build the 450-seat theater, which opened in late 1983. From 1978 to 1984, she served as president of the Community Assn.
December 26, 1985
Susan Scrimshaw, associate professor in the UCLA School of Public Health, has received the 1985 Margaret Mead Award for her work in anthropology. She was honored for her work on cultural factors in health care delivery and is president-elect of the Society for Medical Anthropology.
October 10, 1985
The 103,000-member California Assn. of Realtors elected Venice realtor Richard J. Rosenthal president, succeeding Raymond D. Spinelli. Other officers elected for the current term are Jack Paulson, president-elect; Dale Colby, treasurer, and Donald Wiedmann, executive vice president and state secretary. The trade group's headquarters are in Los Angeles.
June 23, 1985
Dr. Robert O. Pasnau, director of adult psychiatry clinical services at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, has been named president-elect of the American Psychiatric Assn. He will take office next May. Pasnau is a professor in the department of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the UCLA School of Medicine.
July 18, 2013 | By Ramin Mostaghim
TEHRAN - On the bustling lanes outside this capital's expansive bazaar, a sense of hope is palpable as Iran's president-elect, Hassan Rouhani, prepares to take office next month. Even hardened cynics speak about the possibility of a brighter economic horizon and the prospective easing of international sanctions that have throttled growth, spurred inflation and fostered a general malaise. "It's not in my genes to vote," Ismael, a tea hawker and chess devotee, said as he poured cups of steaming tea for bazaar denizens and tradesmen.
July 15, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani has accused his soon-to-be predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, of provoking fights within the leadership and driving the economy into crisis, signaling that he will focus on the country's domestic troubles when he takes office on Aug. 4. Rouhani will have little direct influence on Iran's foreign policy or security matters, such as the disputed nuclear program that Western governments suspect is aimed at gaining atomic...
June 29, 2013 | By Ramin Mostaghim and Patrick J. McDonnell
TEHRAN - Bolstering his centrist image, Iranian President-elect Hassan Rowhani on Saturday vowed "moderation" in foreign and domestic affairs in his first major nationally televised address since his surprising election victory this month. In an almost hourlong speech from the state broadcaster's headquarters, Rowhani used some variant of the word "moderate" at least 10 times, signaling his intention to repair Iran's fractured relations with the international community, while not compromising the Islamic Republic's independence.
June 17, 2013 | By Ramin Mostaghim and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
TEHRAN - Iran's president-elect called his nation's strained relations with the United States "an old wound" that would take time to heal but signaled Monday that Tehran was ready to work to reduce tensions with Washington and the West. In his first news conference since his surprising victory in Friday's election, Hassan Rowhani, a moderate and longtime stalwart of the Iranian government, appeared poised and at ease, addressing a wide range of domestic and international issues from behind a bank of microphones.
June 16, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Ramin Mostaghim, Los Angeles Times
BEIRUT - The surprising election of Hassan Rowhani, a moderate cleric, as Iran's president has prompted a wave of speculation about a crucial question: Will Iran's new leadership be more willing to compromise on its nuclear program? No one knows for sure, but some Iranians express hope that Rowhani has both the credentials and the personal relationships necessary to make headway on the issue, which has wreaked havoc with Iran's international relations and led to sanctions that have all but crippled the nation's economy.
November 26, 2012 | By Sandra Hernandez
President Obama will meet with Mexico's incoming president, Enrique  Peña Nieto, on Tuesday in what is largely billed as a meet-and-greet visit. No doubt the two leaders will vow to work together on bilateral issues, including trade, immigration and border security. But the meeting may prove to be more than just a photo opportunity thanks to Peña Nieto's recent announcement that he plans to restructure the government and move control of the federal police from the Public Security Ministry to the Interior Ministry.
January 23, 1985 | Associated Press
President Reagan will meet with Brazilian President-elect Tancredo Neves on Feb. 1, the White House announced today. Spokesman Larry Speakes said Reagan invited Neves, who is making a private visit to the United States before his inauguration, to visit him at the White House.
July 19, 1987
Peter Kroosz, director of property management and vice president of Pacific Savings Bank, is the new president of the Institute of Real Estate Management of Orange County. Sharon Algeo is president-elect. Other officers are Bob Wade, treasurer; Herb Hafter, treasurer-elect and Jeanne Armstrong-Redd, secretary.
November 26, 2012 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY - Through most of the administration of Mexican President Felipe Calderon, the federal police agency has held a starring role, built to seven times its previous size and favored by American advisors and dollars despite persistent troubles and scandals. But President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto, who is meeting Tuesday with President Obama, has already demonstrated that one of his immediate actions will be to demote the police force, raising questions about his security policies at a time of heightened deadly violence across the country.
September 27, 2012 | By Tracy Wilkinson and Cecilia Sanchez, Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY - Mexicans took to the streets Wednesday to protest a proposed law that is aimed at modernizing rules in the workplace and making Mexico's powerful, corrupt unions more accountable. The protests represent an early salvo against the incoming government of President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto, who promised broad reforms to stimulate the economy but who may encounter in the workers and their unions an insurmountable challenge. Many workers say they fear that the so-called labor reform law would be abused to curtail the few protections they have.
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