November 17, 1988 |
Nearly 5 months after Mexico voted in a new president, a group of Mexican citizens and Mexican-Americans living in Oxnard continues to protest the outcome of the election, which the country's opposition parties believe was rigged. Through announcements on a local Spanish-language radio station, petition drives and local political rallies featuring Mexican politicians, the group drives home its view that the election was stolen from the most popular opposition candidate, Cuauhtemoc Cardenas.
April 29, 2008 |
The two factions of Zimbabwe's divided opposition Movement for Democratic Change have reached a deal to cooperate in parliament and claimed Monday that some ruling party lawmakers had defected, steps that give them a solid parliamentary majority. The MDC factions together control 109 seats in the 210-member parliament following March 29 elections. An independent lawmaker, Jonathon Moyo, said Monday that he also might side with the opposition in the new parliament.
June 27, 1993 |
The nation's military ruler on Saturday announced new Nigerian presidential elections to replace the June 12 balloting he annulled, and he barred the two candidates who ran earlier from running again. Gen. Ibrahim Babangida made the startling announcement in his first nationwide television address since he abruptly voided the election, which was contested by two wealthy friends whose parties he created. He gave no date for the elections.
May 11, 2004 |
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, seeking the legitimacy that has eluded her since she took over as president three years ago, was narrowly leading challenger Fernando Poe Jr. in early returns today. The voting was marred by violence, as at least 20 people died in election-related incidents Sunday and Monday, authorities said. Most of the deadly disputes occurred as local candidates campaigned.
May 27, 2005 |
Voters overwhelmingly cleared the way for Egypt's first contested presidential election, according to referendum returns released Thursday. Government opponents dismissed the results. It was a day of mixed news for President Hosni Mubarak as the White House denounced the beating of protesters during Wednesday's vote. "The idea of people expressing themselves in opposition to the government, and then getting a beating, is not our view of how democracy ought to work," President Bush said.
June 13, 1994 |
Indian rebels overwhelmingly rejected the Mexican government's peace proposal, saying that it does not fulfill their political, economic and social demands, but both sides rushed to provide assurances Sunday that resumed fighting is unlikely. The rejection puts the government in a tight spot two months before the Aug. 21 presidential elections.
June 23, 2002 |
Reggie Fullwood, the City Council's junior member, recalls the immense frustration and sense of helplessness like it was yesterday. It was the last presidential election, and thousands of ballots cast by fellow African American voters were being tossed out. "I can remember sitting there watching TV and thinking, I'm an elected official, but I can't do anything," said Fullwood, 27. "When my grandmother called and said, 'I wonder if my vote counted,' I couldn't do anything."
June 25, 2005 |
The mayor of Tehran won Iran's presidency in a landslide Friday, using support from the clerical hierarchy and the country's vast military to restore total control of the government to Islamic fundamentalists and end an eight-year experiment in reform. Partial returns released by the official news agency early today gave Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a political newcomer, more than 61% of the vote in his runoff contest with former President Hashemi Rafsanjani.
October 18, 1992 |
Party platforms and candidates' positions on issues are important, but ultimately presidential elections for many voters come down to a choice among individuals. Over the years, American politics has seen repeated examples of campaign promises broken, platforms abandoned and stands on issues altered. For that reason, voters often--and wisely--listen with some skepticism to candidates' professed stands on the issues of the day.