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Comedian Jimmy Morales Wins Guatemalan Presidential Election by Landslide

October 25, 2015
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Comedian Jimmy Morales Wins Guatemalan Presidential Election by Landslide

Nash Jenkins @pnashjenkins 12:05 AM ET Luis Soto—AP Jimmy Morales, the National Front of Convergence party presidential candidate, gives a victory sign as he speaks to supporters during a campaign rally in Guatemala City on Oct. 22, 2015 The 46-year-old took nearly three-quarters of the vote A television comedian with no prior political experience...
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Zimbabwean President, Condemned by West, Is Selected for Chinese Peace Prize

October 25, 2015
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Zimbabwean President, Condemned by West, Is Selected for Chinese Peace Prize

BEIJING — President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has crushed political opponents in his country, and democratic challengers and their supporters have faced intimidation, jail and worse. Mr. Mugabe, whose ZANU-PF party controls the levers of power, has presided over economic policies that have resulted in rampant inflation and poverty. Widely condemned by Western governments,...
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Guatemalan comedian seen clinching presidency in run-off vote

October 25, 2015
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Guatemalan comedian seen clinching presidency in run-off vote

Guatemalan presidential candidate Jimmy Morales of the National Convergence Front, speaks with the media … By Sofia MenchuGUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – A Guatemalan comedian who has tapped into public anger over government corruption looks set to clinch the presidency on Sunday in a run-off against a former first lady struggling to distance herself from a...
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JOVENEL MOISE IN FIRST ROUND?

October 25, 2015
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JOVENEL MOISE IN FIRST ROUND?

October 25, 2015 9:01 P.M. We are watching the preliminary results on Haitian TV and it looks like Jovenel Moise will get substantially more than 50%  of the vote. The official results will not be released for a number of days – some say 10, so we won’t know for sure, but some voting...
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Polarized Haiti votes in presidential election

October 25, 2015
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Polarized Haiti votes in presidential election

. . . . . PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians faced lengthy ballots featuring 54 presidential hopefuls and a slew of legislative and municipal candidates Sunday as they selected leaders they hope can lift the nation out of chronic poverty and turbulence. The presidential field was so crowded and confusing that there was little...
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