Sunday, August 28, 2011

Tony Tan Wins Singapore Presidential Poll

Singapore's former deputy prime minister, Tony Tan, has won the presidential election, becoming the seventh president.

He will be sworn in on September 1 at the beginning of a period of six years. The 71 year-old took just over 35 percent of the vote in the poll on Saturday, winning by a margin of less than 2 percent compared to the former MP Tan Cheng Bock. Tony Tan has campaigned on a platform to help the country withstand the financial crisis and economic crisis.

He was supported by senior government officials, trade unions and business groups. The president is a ceremonial head of state in Singapore, where a term of imprisonment authorized state funds and the right to veto certain key appointments.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

UN Officials Condemned The Deadly Attack On The UN Compound In Nigeria

New York, August 26, 2011 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned this morning's attack on the United Nations building in Abuja, where several people were killed or wounded, and says he is sending senior officials in the Nigerian capital to respond to emergencies.

The compound in Abuja, a number of buildings housing the offices of 26 UN humanitarian agencies and development, was hit by a car bomb around 11:00 local time. Hundreds of UN staff have been working on the premises at the time of the attack.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Aung San Suu Kyi Meets The President For The First Time

The Government of Myanmar invited democratic icon Aung San Suu Kyi for a meeting on Friday with the President - state television reported, her highest contact with the new, nominally civilian government since her release under house arrest in November.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Argentine President Dominates Unusual Primary Vote

Argentina President Cristina Fernandez seems to win a second term after trouncing his opponents primary opposition, the results released Monday showed.

Fernandez from the centre-left Peronist Party won more than 45 percent of the vote, 38 percentage points ahead of her second-placed contender.

This would be enough to avoid a runoff and won the first round of presidential elections in October.

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