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US Presidential elections 2012


On 6 November 2012 America decides whether Barack Obama will have a second term as president. Has he delivered the change he promised in 2008? Will voters turn to Republican challenger Mitt Romney? Sarah Elzas, Laura Angela Bagnetto and Philip Crowther will report for RFI on the US presidential election 2012.

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The election explained

  • Obama-Romney - what don't they agree on?

    Michelle Obama proudly cast her ballot early for hubby Barack on 15 October. While the choice was clear for the First Lady, not everyone else is clear on the differences between the two leading candidates in the US presidential election. Here’s how …

  • Who can vote? How did they vote last time? US presidential election statistics

    More than 210 million US citizens are eligible to vote in this year’s presidential election. Here’s a look at the United States in statistics.

  • Not just Obama and Romney - who's standing in US presidential election 2012?

    More than 40 per cent of people polled around the world would like to vote in American elections. Tough luck! Although whoever wins the 6 November US presidential poll will take decisions that affect the entire globe, only US citizens will get to …

  • It's the economy, stupid ... or is it?

    James Carville famously posted the words "It's the economy, stupid" on the wall of Bill Clinton's campaign headquarters in 1992. And to some extent, he's right. No US president since Franklin Roosevelt has been reelected with an unemployment rate …

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