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Colombia’s presidential runoff: What to anticipate 0

Colombia’s presidential runoff: What to anticipate

If you were once an M-19 Marxist rebel and a fan of Venezuela’s deceased populist leader Hugo Chavez, it is difficult to convince moderate Colombians that you would not be a threat to Colombia’s political and economic stability, if you were elected president. It is precisely that fear factor, aggressively promoted by right-wing opponents, that…


Cyprus election: Anastasiades faces Malas in runoff

Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus – Voters in Cyprus are going to the polls in a runoff ballot to decide who will be the country’s next president. The race on Sunday pits incumbent Nicos Anastasiades, a conservative who won 35.5 percent in the first round, against Stavros Malas, a leftist-backed independent who came in second with…


Cyprus election: Presidential speed ‘heads for runoff’

Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus – The race for president in Cyprus appears will go to a runoff after incumbent conservative Nicos Anastasiades won the the first round but fell short of the 50 percent needed to gain an outright majority, according to early estimates. An exit poll on Sunday by the CyBC state broadcaster put…


Zeman beats Drahos to take Czech presidential runoff

Prague – Anti-immigrant and populist incumbent Czech President Milos Zeman has won a second five-year term in a runoff election, beating his centre-left pro-EU rival Jiri Drahos in a close race. The outspoken pro-Russia, pro-China Zeman was declared the winner with 51.36 percent of the vote on Saturday. Opposition candidate Drahos, who garnered 48.44 percent…


George Weah suppose to use Liberia presidential runoff

George Weah is set to win Liberia’s presidential election runoff, based on provisional results. Weah, a former football star and senator from the Congress for Democratic Change party, has won more than 61 percent of the vote with 98 percent of ballots counted, according to Liberia’s election commission. Weah has defeated Vice President Joseph Boakai of…

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