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Ruling party candidate Maduro wins Venezuela election
Reuters:  Ruling party candidate and interim President Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election on Sunday with approximately 51 percent of votes, the electoral authority said.
His challenger, Henrique Capriles, took 49 percent of the ballots, the authority said, in a tighter-than-expected vote.
Photo: Acting Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro waves to supporters as he leaves after voting on April 14, 2013. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters)

Ruling party candidate Maduro wins Venezuela election

ReutersRuling party candidate and interim President Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election on Sunday with approximately 51 percent of votes, the electoral authority said.

His challenger, Henrique Capriles, took 49 percent of the ballots, the authority said, in a tighter-than-expected vote.

Photo: Acting Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro waves to supporters as he leaves after voting on April 14, 2013. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters)

South Korea elects 1st female president
BBC: South Korea’s electoral commission says former dictator’s daughter Park Geun-hye is the winner in the country’s presidential election. Though votes are still being counted, liberal candidate Moon-Jae has conceded.
Park, the daughter of former military leader Park Chung-hee, will make history as South Korea’s 1st female president.
Photo: South Korea’s presidential candidate Park Geun-hye speaks during an election campaign rally in Seoul on Dec. 11, 2012. (Kim Hong-ji / Reuters)

South Korea elects 1st female president

BBC: South Korea’s electoral commission says former dictator’s daughter Park Geun-hye is the winner in the country’s presidential election. Though votes are still being counted, liberal candidate Moon-Jae has conceded.

Park, the daughter of former military leader Park Chung-hee, will make history as South Korea’s 1st female president.


Photo: South Korea’s presidential candidate Park Geun-hye speaks during an election campaign rally in Seoul on Dec. 11, 2012. (Kim Hong-ji / Reuters)

Obama wins Florida, tops Romney 332 to 206 in electoral votesBarack Obama has been declared the winner in Florida, topping Mitt Romney in the final electoral vote tally 332 to 206, AP reports.Florida officials said Obama had 50% of the vote to Romney’s 49.1%, a margin of about 74,000 votes.Photo: President Barack Obama addresses supporters during his election night rally in Chicago, Nov. 6, 2012. (Kevin Lamarque / Reuters)

Obama wins Florida, tops Romney 332 to 206 in electoral votes

Barack Obama has been declared the winner in Florida, topping Mitt Romney in the final electoral vote tally 332 to 206, AP reports.

Florida officials said Obama had 50% of the vote to Romney’s 49.1%, a margin of about 74,000 votes.

Photo: President Barack Obama addresses supporters during his election night rally in Chicago, Nov. 6, 2012. (Kevin Lamarque / Reuters)

Follow the US elections, no matter where you are
Have you cast your ballot yet? Make sure you’ve downloaded the Breaking News mobile app for the fastest, most reliable election results available: http://www.breakingnews.com/about/mobileFollow our complete coverage online here and on Twitter at @breakingpol.(Photo: Feb. 28, 2012, archive photo; John Makely / msnbc.com)

Follow the US elections, no matter where you are

Have you cast your ballot yet? Make sure you’ve downloaded the Breaking News mobile app for the fastest, most reliable election results available: http://www.breakingnews.com/about/mobile

Follow our complete coverage online here and on Twitter at @breakingpol.

(Photo: Feb. 28, 2012, archive photo; John Makely / msnbc.com)

National Journal reports Rep. Michele Bachmann is suspending her presidential campaign, effectively dropping out of the race, said a senior Republican official with direct knowledge of the lawmaker’s plans.
Image: Rep. Michele Bachmann receives a mobile phone from an aide to make a campaign phone call from her office in Urbandale, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2011. (Joshua Lott/Reuters)

National Journal reports Rep. Michele Bachmann is suspending her presidential campaign, effectively dropping out of the race, said a senior Republican official with direct knowledge of the lawmaker’s plans.

Image: Rep. Michele Bachmann receives a mobile phone from an aide to make a campaign phone call from her office in Urbandale, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2011. (Joshua Lott/Reuters)