Monthly Archives: February 2012

Romney wins Arizona and Michigan:
But Republicans are still concerned about his candidacy

  Mitt Romney fended off a vigorous challenge from Rick Santorum in Michigan on Tuesday, narrowly carrying his native state, and won the Arizona primary on a day that revived his candidacy but did not erase the qualms conservatives have raised about his Republican presidential bid.The victory by Mr. Romney in Arizona, which awarded him the state’s entire allotment of 29 delegates, was overshadowed by the battle in Michigan, a state steeped in his family’s history. The contest with Mr. Santorum highlighted larger concerns surrounding his candidacy, but the win spared his campaign from far greater turmoil. Before Mr. Romney could declare his victory, Mr. Santorum appeared before his cheering … Continue reading

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CMAG considers response to situation in the Maldives

By TLEP Contributors (L-R): Bernard K Membe, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation of Tanzania, Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma and Dr Surujrattan Rambachan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Communications of Trinidad and Tobago. A hastily arranged press conference, chaired by the Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma, was held at Marlborough House, London on Wednesday, February 22nd following an extraordinary meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group(CMAG) to consider its response to the situation in Maldives following ‘the resignation’ of the democratically elected President there. The CMAG meeting was chaired by the Trinidad and Tobago Foreign Minister, Dr Surujrattan Rambachan who led the three-man Commonwealth ministerial mission to Maldives. He was accompanied by the Bangladesh … Continue reading

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