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2006-06-30 08:21:11

By Haitham Haddadin KUWAIT (Reuters) - Powerful Islamist and reformist candidates swept Kuwait's elections but women failed to win a single seat in their first attempt to run for parliament, results showed on Friday. Analysts and newspapers said a strong showing by the opposition -- a loose coalition of pro-reform ex-MPs, Islamists, leftists and liberals -- raises the possibility of deeper tension between the new assembly and the government. Opposition candidates won two-thirds of...

2006-06-29 11:11:19

By Haitham Haddadin and Yara Bayoumy KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwaiti women voted and competed for office in parliamentary elections on Thursday for the first time in the Gulf Arab state. "I don't know how to describe my feelings, I am so happy, it's a beautiful day as women practice their right," female candidate Hind al-Shaikh said. "I hope a woman makes it." Parliament passed a law in May 2005 giving women the right to vote and stand as candidates in elections for the 50-seat National...

2006-05-19 16:48:23

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Conservative ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon has a 5 point lead in Mexico's presidential race, Zogby International polling firm said on Friday. The poll, carried out with the University of Miami School of Communication, showed Calderon with 38 percent support before the July 2 election, and his leftist rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador trailed with 33 percent. It was Zogby's first poll on the election race and was in line with others, although...

2006-04-26 13:13:22

By Kieran Murray MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The conservative ruling party candidate in Mexico's presidential election is on a roll after a strong performance in the first televised debate of the campaign and a string of mistakes by his main leftist rival. Without delivering any knockout blows, Felipe Calderon won the debate on Tuesday night by laying out his policy proposals and staying calm. He was helped by the refusal of leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to join the...

2006-01-25 01:10:59

By Miguel Angel Gutierrez MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Thousands of Mexican students heckled presidential candidate Roberto Madrazo at a rally on Tuesday, forcing him to cut short a speech and handing him a major embarrassment only days after campaigning began. Students whistled, shouted slogans in favor of left-wing front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and booed Madrazo, from the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, when he tried to give a speech in the central city of Pachuca,...


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