Conservative leads early results in Chile
During the last two weeks the center-left government of Chile has pulled out all of the stops to block the path to victory that the center-right Coaltion for Change had in it´s sights. Desperate to avoid a first defeat since elections were resumed 20 years ago after the end of the military government,It now appears that they have failed! Sebastian Piñera, who ran a campaign a | Read More »
The Other Election: Chile Jan. 17
While we are all excited about Scott Brown and his ever increasing chances to doom the donkeyheads on tuesday , Chile votes on sunday. this has turned into a cliffhanger. Conservative candidate Sebastian Piñera leads by a very small porcententage(1.9 to 2.5%) in the polls which is well within the margin of error. The chances of center-left ex president Eduardo Frei were boosted by kowtowing | Read More »
The meaning of the Chilean election
I didn´t have to wait up too late last night to watch the results of the Chilean election on TV Chile here in Lima Perú as there are 2 hours time difference. At 12 O´Clock Santiago time(10 O´Clock in Lima) it was clear that the top two candidates heading into a runoff were Sebastian Piñera(44.05 %) of the Center-Right Coalition for Change and former president | Read More »
Honduras consigns Chávez water boy Zelaya to the ash heap of history.
Before I left Tegucigalpa on Monday two lawyers who accompanied those of us who participted as election observers assured me that the congress would meet on Wednesday to comply with the accord of Guaymuras Tegucigalpa-San José in order to vote on the restitution or no of deposed president Manuel Zelaya until the handover of the government to president elect Pepe Lobo, on January 27. They also predicted that | Read More »
Honduras to Chávez: We win! You lose!
I just returned from Honduras where I worked the elections as an official international observer. The process was clean and transparent. At each polling station there were representatives of all 5 political parties. The Supreme Electoral Tribunal trained directly more than 96,000 citizens so all the rules would be observed and the vote and count would go as smoothly as possible.The voter had to show | Read More »
Republican leads in Nassau County vote
Ed Mangano leads by 39 votes now according to Newsday at 11 AM EST.
Chile and Perú both have privatized systems with much higher returns than the mess we have in the USA.
Chavez´s candidate trails in Perú poll
Ollanta Humala ,financed by Hugo Chávez who lost the last presidential election in Peru by only 5% now polls at 13% with 70% negatives and only 19% of positives.The election is almost 2 years away, Since his wife was discovered receiving large sums of money from Venezuela, his figures have gone south.Keiko Fujimori,the daughter of the jailed ex-president leads with 23% with centrist Lima mayor | Read More »