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2012 Presidential Elections: USA

This is the ninth in a series of posts on the numerous presidential elections this year. The  first eight posts were on the elections in Taiwan, Russia, Senegal, France, Egypt, Paraguay (not technically an election), Mexico, and Venezuela. I think I missed one in the last month or two; let me know.

President Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney to gain his second four-year term as U.S. President.

This is good news for those who believe President Obama has made significant steps in getting the country back on track in spite of a terrible economy and political battles. This is bad news for those who believe his signature health care plan and progressive stance on social issues are derailing the American economy and society.

In fact, as in any presidential election, there are myriad issues at play--more than any one politician can handle expertly. In the case of the U.S. president, of course, the issues are even more significant because what the U.S. does affects almost every other country, either indirectly through cultural and political influence or directly through military and political influence.

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