NEWS WATCH: Rightist Party Wins Bulgaria’s Tense Elections

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

1_0_691496SOFIA, BULGARIA (BosNewsLife)-- A center-right party appears to have won Bulgaria's parliamentary elections, but its prospects of forming another government looked uncertain and voter-turnout was the lowest in the Balkan country's post-Communist history. First official results gave the GERB party of former bodyguard and ex-prime minister Boiko Borisov received about 31 per cent of the vote, followed by the opposition Socialists with roughly 27 percent.

NEWS WATCH: Romania’s President Wins First Round Of Controversial Election


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

2513602070_0742abf7981BUCHAREST/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Latest official results show that Romanian President Traian Basescu has won the first round of Sunday's presidential ballot with about 32.5 percent of the vote. His main rival Mircea Geoana received about 30.8 percent. However, the poll has been overshadowed by reported election fraud and a political and economic crisis in the country.

BREAKING NEWS: Senator Kennedy Dies At 77 (News Watch)


By BosNewsLife News Center

ted_kennedy1WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- United States Senator Edward Kennedy, a Liberal influential figure in the Democratic Party who took the helm of one of America's mostknown political families after two older brothers were assassinated, has died,his family said Wednesday, August 26. He was 77.

NEWS WATCH: Croatia Facing Turmoil as Prime Minister Suddenly Resigns

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

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ap-croatian-prime-minster-ivo-sanader-in-zagreb-eng-210-1jul09ZAGREB, CROATIA (BosNewsLife)-- Croatia is facing political turmoil, after Prime Minister Ivo Sanader suddenly resigned, citing personal reasons. Sanader's announcement comes amid economic concerns in the country that has been trying to join the European Union.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran President Ahmadinejad “Losing” Election; Mousavi Claims Victory (Developing Story)


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

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mousavi1TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has lost the presidential election, his challenger said, a development that was expected to be welcomed by Christians seeking more religious rights and the United States, where President Barack Obama seeks new relations with the strict Islamic nation.

NEWS WATCH: Romania Denies Involvement in Moldova’s Riots


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

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ap-moldova-riot-police-stand-guard-in-front-of-heavily-damaged-presidential-palace-in-chisinau-eng-210-8apr09BUDAPEST/BUCHAREST/CHISINAU (BosNewsLife)-- Romania is denying Moldovan accusations that it was involved in violent anti-government protests in Moldova, which left at least one woman dead and injured some 100 others. The denial came after Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin ordered the expulsion of Romania's ambassador and the introduction of visa requirements for Moldova's Western neighbor.