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Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatars Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the grassroots level.
I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics, Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

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Suu Kyi wins Myanmar Parliamentary seat

Sunday - Apr 01, 2012, 05:03pm (GMT+5.5)
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The opposition party in Myanmar claims Aung San Suu Kyi has won a seat in parliament after Sunday’s election, setting the stage for the nation’s pro-democracy icon to hold public office for the first time.

The preliminary results were displayed on a digital signboard above the opposition National League for Democracy’s headquarters in the main city, Yangon.

The results said Suu Kyi was ahead with 65 percent of the vote in 82 of her constituency’s 129 polling stations.

The statistics were not official and the election commission has yet to release any outcome of Sunday’s by-election.

Multi-party parliamentary by- elections began across Myanmar on Sunday morning at 6 a.m. local time with over 6.4 million eligible voters of 45 constituencies began casting votes at respective polling booths. A total of 157 candidates, representing 17 political parties and 7 individuals, were standing for the by-elections of parliamentary representatives in 9 regions or states.

A total of six parties contested for six vacant seats of the House of Representatives in Yangon region with over 1 million eligible voters from six township constituencies voting as scheduled for the six township constituencies, scattered as Kawhmu, Thonkwa, Dagon Seikkan, Mingala Taungnyunt, Hlegu and Mayangon.











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