Nomination Paves New Path in Mexico
The historic choice of Josefina Vázquez Mota as its presidential candidate may turn out to be a shrewd move for the party of Mexico’s incumbent president, political analysts said Monday. The New York Times, February 7, 2012
Election fever grips Israel as Netanyahu maneuver expected
Israel's current coalition government is one of its most stable in decades, and the next scheduled national poll is nearly two years off. Yet election fever has gripped the country and some believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is quietly preparing to call for an early vote, perhaps in the middle of this year. Los Angeles Times, February 7, 2012
Finland's Former Finance Minister Victorious in Presidential Election
Former Finnish Finance Minister Sauli Niinisto emerged victorious in the nation's presidential election Sunday. According to Finland's Ministry of Justice, with 100% of votes counted, Niinisto defeated the nation's first openly gay presidential candidate, Pekka Haavisto, with 62.6% of the vote compared to Haavisto's 37.4%. CNN, February 6, 2012
Pete Stark may put Ro Khanna's rise on hold San Francisco Chronicle, January 20, 2012 **Ro Khanna is former Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Department of Commerce and frequent speaker at CalChamber Council for International Trade meetings.
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