March 30, 2013 |
NAIROBI, Kenya - The second-place finisher in Kenya's recent presidential election accepted a unanimous Supreme Court ruling Saturday that his rival, Uhuru Kenyatta, was the rightful winner. The court ruled that the March 4 election was free and fair. Raila Odinga, who was narrowly defeated by Kenyatta, said he still believed that the election was marred by irregularities. But he called on Kenyans to unite around Kenyatta as president for the sake of peace. "The court has now spoken.
March 16, 2013 |
OXON HILL, Md. - To most of those attending this year's biggest gathering of conservative activists, the messenger - not the message - was to blame for the Republican Party's defeat in the 2012 presidential election. That made Mitt Romney's appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday potentially awkward. But the crowd responded enthusiastically to his first public speech since election night. "As someone who just lost the last election, I'm probably not in the best position to chart the course for the next one," remarked Romney, who also said that "It's up to us to make sure that we learn from our mistakes and my mistakes.
March 9, 2013 |
CARACAS, Venezuela - A special election to decide the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's successor will be held in April, with Chavez's handpicked successor, interim President Nicolas Maduro, to face an opponent or opponents from the opposition. Maduro, 50, was sworn in as "president in charge" Friday night, three days after Chavez, 58, died at a Caracas military hospital of complications from cancer. A former bus driver and union leader, Maduro served under Chavez as foreign minister and vice president.
March 8, 2013 |
NAIROBI, Kenya - A Kenyan politician facing international criminal charges held a slight edge in the country's presidential election as officials posted complete results early Saturday showing that Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta prevailed by the slimmest of margins, winning 50.03% of the vote. Kenyatta, son of Kenya's first president, needed to win more than half the votes to avoid a runoff election with his nearest competitor, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who is likely to demand a recount.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2013 |
Mark the date, remember the day. On March 5, 2013, Los Angeles redefined apathy. A measly 16% of the city's registered voters - or perhaps around 20% once all the mail-in ballots are counted - turned out in an election with the following things at stake: How much we pay in sales tax, who controls the nation's second-largest school district, who might fill nine City Council seats and three community college board positions, and who will...
February 1, 2013 |
MOSCOW -- An Armenian presidential candidate was wounded in a shooting attack Thursday night that disrupted campaigning in the former Soviet republic less than three weeks before the election. Paruyr Hayrikyan of the moderate opposition National Self-Determination Union party was about to enter his house in Yerevan, the capital, about midnight when a stranger approached him from behind, a party spokesman said. The 63-year-old politician was fired at twice as he turned to face his attacker.