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NEWS
April 8, 1992 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton swept to victory in the New York primary Tuesday to reclaim command of the Democratic presidential campaign after several wrenching and divisive weeks of political battling. Clinton also won the Kansas primary and held a slim lead in Wisconsin over former California Gov. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr., the only other major Democrat still active in the race. And Clinton was ahead of Brown in a "beauty contest" vote in Minnesota, in which no delegates were at stake.
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WORLD
March 21, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
France's conservative government might face a protest vote against economic reforms and high unemployment in regional elections, possibly boosting the extreme-right National Front. Pollsters say a record number of French could decide not to vote today in anger over Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin's efforts to fill large budget holes with cutbacks in areas such as healthcare, research and education.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2005 | From Associated Press
More than a quarter of MCI Inc.'s shares were withheld Monday in the reelection of the company's board of directors, a sizable protest against its decision to accept an $8.5-billion buyout from Verizon Communications Inc. rather than a higher-priced offer from Qwest Communications International Inc. Chief Executive Michael Capellas and Chairman Nicholas Katzenbach were reelected with about 72% of the shares cast at the telecommunications company's annual shareholder meeting.
BUSINESS
April 16, 2004 | James Bates, Times Staff Writer
Last month's protest over Michael Eisner's tenure as head of Walt Disney Co. was slightly louder than originally thought, according to an updated shareholder vote released Thursday. A new preliminary tally compiled by IVS Associates Inc. shows 45.37% of the shares voted at Disney's annual stockholders meeting March 3 in Philadelphia were withheld from Eisner in his reelection as a director.
NEWS
March 4, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON - Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas fended off a tea party challenge in Tuesday's primary, easily outdistancing U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman and other GOP candidates to capture his party's nomination. The Associated Press declared Cornyn the winner as early votes showed the incumbent winning more than 6 in 10 votes. Stockman, a Houston-area congressman, drew national attention for walking out on President Obama's last State of the Union address and calling for his impeachment.
NEWS
March 3, 2000 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russians, legendary for their stoicism, have suffered quietly under their share of venal and unscrupulous rulers over the centuries. But a political movement has sprung up that argues the time has come to say nyet to politicians. One wing of the movement clambered onto Lenin's mausoleum in Red Square in December and hoisted aloft a banner with the simple slogan "Against everyone." Another faction, the Nyet Campaign, hopes to recruit former Soviet leader Mikhail S.
NEWS
September 26, 2011 | By Michael Muskal
Still basking from his surprise win in a Florida straw poll, Herman Cain, the businessman turned GOP presidential aspirant, tried on Monday to build on his 15 minutes of fame by insisting he really is an authentic candidate and more than just a lucky recipient of protest votes. Speaking on NBC and CNN, Cain pushed his message that people picked him in the weekend's Florida straw vote because he was expounding a receptive program. He denied that his votes were a protest against front-runner Rick Perry's poor performance in last week's debates.
NEWS
July 15, 1985 | JUAN de ONIS, Times Staff Writer
A strong protest vote against Bolivia's left-wing government gave a strong early lead in presidential elections Sunday to Hugo Banzer, leader of a conservative democratic party. Banzer, candidate of the National Democratic Action party, was winning more than 40% of the presidential vote in unofficial returns. In this capital, with 415,000 registered voters, Banzer was winning more than 50% of the vote, based on results from 20% of the polls.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2004 | James Bates and Richard Verrier, Times Staff Writers
Walt Disney Co. Chairman Michael Eisner got a vote of confidence from New York City pension funds Friday, but funds in North Carolina and Ohio said they would not vote for him as a director of the company as part of a widening protest over his management. The decision by officials to support Eisner with the 7.
NEWS
June 9, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It may seem as unlikely as Luciano Pavarotti running out of tunes, but Italian commentators have run dry of adjectives to describe the voters' revolution that is convulsing a rigid political system bred to glacial change during half a century of Cold War.
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