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  Tue, Nov 13, 2007
An early general election in Denmark
Denmark votes today in a snap parliamentary election called by Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Elections to the Danish Folketing has an expanded overview of Denmark's electoral system and party politics, with legislative election results since 1971, while An early and uncertain parliamentary election in Denmark, on Global Economy Matters, covers today's vote.

Update

Elections to the Danish Folketing now has definitive 2007 parliamentary election results, as published by the Danish Ministry of the Interior and Health on November 21. Note that these figures are identical to updated preliminary results issued last November 15, save for very minor changes in the number of registered electors, blank or invalid ballots and votes cast for independent candidates.

posted by Manuel Álvarez-Rivera : 11/13/2007 09:08 | permanent link

  Mon, Nov 05, 2007
Alvaro Colom triunfa en las elecciones presidenciales de Guatemala
(This posting is also available in English.)

Álvaro Colom Caballeros, de la Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza (UNE) de orientación socialdemócrata, fue electo presidente de Guatemala en una segunda vuelta celebrada ayer, derrotando al general retirado Otto Pérez Molina del derechista Partido Patriota (PP).

La web oficial de Resultados electorales 2007 del Tribunal Supremo Electoral de Guatemala informa que con el cien porciento de los votos contabilizados, Colom obtuvo 1,449,153 votos (52.8%) frente a 1,294,645 (47.2%) para Pérez Molina. La participación electoral cayó a 48.3%, sustancialmente por debajo del 60.3% de participación logrado en la primera vuelta del pasado 9 de septiembre.

Colom, quien es ingeniero industrial y dueño de una fábrica de textiles, será el primer presidente de centro-izquierda de Guatemala en más de cinco décadas. Desde el reestablecimiento de la democracia en 1985, la nación centroamericana ha sido gobernada por administraciones de centro o de derecha.

posted by Manuel Álvarez-Rivera : 11/05/2007 13:23 | permanent link

Alvaro Colom wins Guatemala presidential election
(Esta entrada está disponible también en español.)

Álvaro Colom Caballeros of the social democratic-oriented National Unity for Hope (UNE) was elected president of Guatemala in a runoff vote held yesterday, defeating former general Otto Pérez Molina of the right-wing Patriot Party (PP).

Guatemala's Supreme Court of Elections official 2007 election results website reports that with one-hundred percent of the vote tallied, Colom won 1,449,153 votes (52.8%) to 1,294,645 (47.2%) for Pérez Molina. Voter turnout dropped to 48.3%, substantially below the 60.3% turnout attained in the first round of voting last September 9.

Colom, an industrial engineer and textile businessman, will be Guatemala's first left-of-center president in more than five decades. Since the re-establishment of democracy in 1985, the Central American nation has been ruled by centrist or right-wing administrations.

posted by Manuel Álvarez-Rivera : 11/05/2007 13:23 | permanent link