Pinera faces battle to win Chile presidency against resurgent left

By Antonio De la Jara and Mitra Taj SANTIAGO, Nov 20 : A strong performance by Chile’s left-wing parties in Sunday’s election left conservative presidential frontrunner Sebastian Pinera facing a tight battle to win a December runoff and likely opposition to tax breaks in Congress if elected. Pinera came first with more than 36 percent […]

Pinera faces battle to win Chile presidency against resurgent left

By Antonio De la Jara and Dave Sherwood SANTIAGO, Nov 20 : – A strong performance by Chile’s left-wing parties in Sunday’s elections left conservative presidential frontrunner Sebastian Pinera facing a tight battle to win a December runoff and likely opposition to tax breaks in Congress if elected. Pinera came first with more than 36 […]

Pinera wins first round of Chile election, faces runoff

By Felipe Iturrieta and Dave Sherwood SANTIAGO, Nov 20 : Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera will face center-left Senator Alejandro Guillier in a runoff for Chile’s presidency next month, after a first round vote on Sunday that Pinera won, but with fewer votes than expected. Both candidates would keep in place the top copper exporter’s longstanding […]

Former leader Pinera seen as favorite as Chileans vote for president

By Dave Sherwood and Antonio De la Jara SANTIAGO, Nov 19 : – Chileans vote for a new president on Sunday, with billionaire conservative Sebastian Pinera the favorite to win, although a crowded field of leftist challengers are likely to force a December runoff. Opinion polls show Pinera, who was president between 2010 and 2014 […]

At least five killed in Kenya as violence greets opposition leader’s return

By Duncan Miriri and Thomas Mukoya NAIROBI, Nov 17 : At least five people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters accompanying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi, police said. Police fired tear gas at the convoy in which Odinga was travelling and used water cannon as […]

Two killed as Kenyan police disperse supporters cheering opposition leader

By Thomas Mukoya and Baz Ratner NAIROBI, Nov 17 : – Two people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters cheering a convoy carrying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi, a Reuters photographer said. Police fired tear gas at the convoy and used water cannon as they […]