Entries in presidential election (4)


Kenya Elects Indicted President and VP

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NAIROBI, Kenya) -- Kenya’s electoral commission announced on Saturday the official winner of Monday’s presidential election is Uhuru Kenyatta, who is currently facing trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, as is his running mate William Ruto.  

Both men are accused of instigating violence after the last election in 2007 that killed more than 1,000 people and forced up to 600,000 to flee. 

There has been very little election-related violence in Kenya this week, but the citizens remain cautious to see how the election results are received.  

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South Korea's Presidential Race Close, Exit Polls Show

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- South Koreans are picking their new leader on Wednesday.

Early exit polls from the country's presidential election indicate the two leading candidates are neck and neck.

The new leader will help set the tone for the U.S., China and others in North Korea.  Last week, the secretive regime carried out a long-range rocket test.  

Conservative candidate Park Geun-hye is hoping to become South Korea's first female president.  But her opponent, the more liberal Moon Jae-in, may benefit from a high voter turnout.

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Hugo Chavez Faces Opposition Challenges Heading into Sunday Election

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- Venezuela's charismatic leader Hugo Chavez may still be the favorite to win Sunday's presidential election, but polls show that momentum has been building behind opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, who trails Chavez by just 10 points.

Capriles, a 40-year-old business-friendly law graduate, has mounted unprecedented electoral challenge to Chavez, who is popular among voters, but is also known for his anti-capitalism policies and opposition to U.S. foreign policy. While Capriles says he would keep many of Chavez's more popular social benefits, he promises a seismic shift in foreign policy.

After 14 years of Chavez, Venezuelans may have had enough. But it wouldn't be for the first time.  In 2002, Chavez, 58, survived a coup attempt and defeated a recall referendum in 2004.

But Capriles himself has warned that his victory could trigger violence and possibly civil war. Supporters of both candidates have already been blasting away at each other in deadly shootouts.  The military, Venezuela's most powerful institution, has vowed not to interfere.

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BREAKING NEWS: Mohammed Morsi Declared Egypt's President

Eric Pearle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Egyptian Presidential Election Commission has declared Mohammed Morsi, of the Muslim Brotherhood, the winner in Egypt's presidential election.

Morsi won the election 52-48, as the Muslim Brotherhood had predicted. Crowds are converging on Tahrir Square as fireworks explode. Tens of thousands are expected to gather in the square to support him.

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