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Onetime Independence Fighter Elected President

April 17 2012

East Timor

A former guerrilla fighter has apparently won East Timor's presidential runoff by a wide margin, according to prelimary results cited by Agence France-Presse.

Taur Matan Ruak, who fought against the Indonesian government's rule, gained 61 percent of the vote, according to the elections secretariat.

The results face a review by the court of appeals before they are officially announced.

Incumbent President Jose Ramos-Horta came in third place in the first round of voting on...

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