RE ELECTION

  • Obama named Time magazine's Person of the Year December 19, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has been named Time's Person of the Year for 2012, citing his historic reelection in November as symbolic of the nation's changing demographics amid the backdrop of high unemployment and other challenges. Time editor Rick Stengel announced the choice on NBC's "Today" program on Wednesday....
  • Chavez reelected Venezuelan president October 8, 2012

    Caracas: Incumbent Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has won the presidential election with 54.42 per cent of the vote, an official said. With 90 per cent of the votes counted, Chavez, who will serve a third sixyear term starting from January 2013, defeated opposition challenger Henrique Capriles, who represents the Democratic...
  • 3 Indian Americans in Obama's campaign February 24, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama's reelection campaign has roped in three wellknown Indianorigin Americans actor Kalpen Modi, California Attorney General, Kamla Harris and Sai Iyer, who served as a White House intern in 2011. The three figure among 35 Obama Campaign national cochairs, who will act as key surrogates and ambassadors...
  • Confidence in Obama's leadership shaken in US August 13, 2011

    Washington: A spree of bad news, market gyrations, fears of a doubledip recession, stubborn unemployment and fallout from a debt deal has shaken confidence in US President Barack Obama's leadership and could cloud his chances for winning reelection. Obama is seeking a second term in office in an election that is...
  • Family support key to Obama's reelection bid June 15, 2011

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he decided to seek reelection next year because his wife and his two daughters believe he is making a difference from the White House. "Look, Michelle and the kids are wonderful in that if I said, 'You know what, guys, I want to...
  • Watch: Unrest in Iran, police beat up protesters June 24, 2009

    An amateur video shot in Iran has emerged which shows crowd of protesters in Tehran scattering as security forces arrive on the scene. The video contains visuals of people being beaten up by police. A special court has been set up by the Iranian authorities to study the cases of...
  • Iran erupts with protests as Ahmedinejad claims win June 15, 2009

    Teheran: In Iran, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad has claimed victory in the Presidential elections. Ahmedinejad is the President again with a huge 62 per cent of the votes but that result has triggered unprecedented protests by opposition supporters. Thousands of supporters of his rival Mir Hossein Moussavi say there was massive rigging....
  • Iranian cleric group demands nullification of polls June 14, 2009

    Tehran: An influential Iranian clergy group on Saturday protested against alleged fraud in the presidential election counting process and called for the nullification of the election. The Islamic Combatant Clergy Association (ICCA), which is close to former president Mohammad Khatami and supported MirHossiein Moussavi in Friday's election, said on its website...
  • Most Gujarat ministers reelected December 23, 2007

    Ahmedabad: Most ministers in Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet were reelected for a fresh term on Sunday. Finance Minister Vajubhai Vala (RajkotII) and Industry Minister Anil Patel (Mehsana) won, while Minister of State for Home and Modi confidant Amit Shah led in Sarkhej. Among other notable Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...
  • Supreme shadow over Musharraf's political future September 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The General will soon shed his second skin the army uniform. That's the promise from Musharraf's legal counsel to the Supreme Court. Of course, the uniform goes only after his reelection as President by the existing national and provincial assemblies and for once, the General's supporters and...
  • Pak changes election laws, SC cracks down on govt September 18, 2007

    New Delhi: He once famously described the army chief's uniform as his second skin. Soon after that statement, Pervez Musharraf's counsel told the Supreme Court of Pakistan that the President intended to remain as army chief till a successor was appointed. Now, if a senior politician of the King's party is...
  • Kid stands for Kalam reelection April 30, 2007

    Bhopal: If President APJ Abdul Kalam decides to run for President a second time, he should not worry about getting support, and surely not when a sevenyearold girl is advocating his case. Dolphin Aggarwal kicked off her campaign for Kalams reelection with a speech at her school assembly. And Dolphins...
  • Mush to be reelected as Prez: aide December 15, 2006

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has decided to get reelected in uniform for yet another fiveyear term by the present National and four Provincial Assemblies in SeptemberOctober 2007 before these would be dissolved to pave the way for general elections. "We are left with no option but to fix a date...
  • Bobby Jindal reelected to US House November 8, 2006

    New York: Bucking the antiRepublican trend, incumbent Bobby Jindal won a thumping victory to the House of Representatives from Louisiana's 1st District, cornering a whopping 88 per cent of the vote. Jindal led a clutch of Indian American incumbent candidates, most of them Democrats, who were in the running in the...
  • Hillary Clinton wins reelection November 8, 2006

    New York: Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, widely believed to be weighing a bid for the White House, won reelection on Tuesday to a second term in the US Senate. "The message couldn't be clearer that it's time for a new force," the former first lady said in a victory...