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2006-01-29 07:15:44

By Rex Merrifield HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's first woman president faced a tight race with her conservative challenger as voters cast ballots on Sunday in an election run-off. Opinion polls had given left-leaning President Tarja Halonen, who is seeking a second and final six-year term, a slim lead despite a swell of support for her opponent, moderate rightist Sauli Niinisto. The incumbent, backed by the Social Democratic Party and leftist and labor groups, has campaigned as "the...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.