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April 27, 1994 | E.J. GONG JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
South African Digane Boikanyo walked out of a polling station here on Tuesday with a smile on his face and hope in his heart. "I feel like a brand new penny today," he said. The balloting was remarkable on all accounts. Here was Boikanyo, 52 and black, voting for the first time in his life as part of his nation's historic all-race elections, and he was casting his ballot halfway around the world from his country.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1994 | E.J. GONG JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
South African Digane Boikanyo walked out of a polling station here on Tuesday with a smile on his face and hope in his heart. "I feel like a brand new penny today," he said. The balloting was remarkable on all accounts. Here was Boikanyo, 52 and black, voting for the first time in his life as part of his nation's historic all-race elections, and he was casting his ballot halfway around the world from his country.
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August 18, 1994 | TOM RAGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Adan Tobano took off his hat, brushed the sweat from his forehead in the afternoon sun, then said he had little interest in politics in Mexico, where presidential elections will take place Sunday, or in the United States. "What goes on in my country doesn't really affect me any more--unless I decide to go back," said the 30-year-old ice cream vendor from the state of Puebla. "And here, well, I don't think I can vote, and even if I could, I don't know enough about it, anyway."
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