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Costa Rica election tribunal orders recount

Costa Rica's election tribunal ordered a manual recount of presidential polls on Monday after the first round of voting left the main contenders facing a run-off. Election chief Luis Antonio Sobrado said results had been recorded from 6,000 of 6,515 polling stations across the country. Latest numbers from Sunday's polls saw Jonny Araya of the ruling right-wing National Liberation Party with 29.6 percent of the vote, just behind the 30.9 percent of centrist rival Luis Guillermo Solis.

Honduras to recount presidential election votes

TEGUCIGALPA, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Election authorities in Honduras have agreed to recount the votes from the Nov. 24 presidential elections after receiving a fraud complaint from the opposition, local media said Monday. David Matamoros, head of the country's Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), pledged on Monday to "fulfill" a request by left-wing opposition candidate Xiomara Castro for a vote-by-vote recount, the La Prensa news website reported.

Judicial recount in Alberta town results in another draw, another winner

EDSON, Alta. - An Alberta town has had another change to its council. After the municipal election on Oct. 21, there was just one vote separating Jim Gomuwka and John Walker in a race for the sixth council seat in Edson. The recount resulted in a tie between Gomuwka and Walker, so a draw was held and Walker's name was drawn, so he won the final spot on council. But a judicial recount was requested, and on Friday, a judge performed an official review of the spoiled and rejected ballots. The judge determined the tie was actually between Gomuwka and Troy Sorensen.

Billionaire Palmer wins recount to be Australian MP

Flamboyant mining tycoon Clive Palmer was elected to Australia's parliament on Thursday after he won a marathon recount for a seat in his home state of Queensland, reports said. The billionaire, famous for building a full-scale replica of the Titanic, clinched the seat of Fairfax on the Sunshine Coast with a final margin of just 53 votes, seven weeks after national elections on September 7.

Elections BC applies for judicial recount in one Vancouver-area riding

VICTORIA - Elections BC says it will apply to the province's Supreme Court for a judicial recount after the final tally of ballots reversed the outcome in the Coquitlam-Maillardville riding, putting the NDP candidate ahead of the Liberal by only 35 votes. At the end of election night May 14, Liberal Steve Kim was declared the winner, but the official final count began Monday and includes absentee ballots.

Venezuela vote audit, rejected by opposition, begins

Venezuelan authorities on Monday began a partial audit of the disputed election won by Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor, as the opposition flatly rejected the move as insufficient. Opposition leader Henrique Capriles, who says he was the real winner of the April 14 presidential vote, has accused election officials of rejecting his appeal for a full recount on the orders of the ruling Socialist Party.

Kenya court orders presidential poll recount for 22 centres bur/mfp
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