Costa Rica elects young, center-left progressive by a surprisingly large margin

  1. Costa Rica elects young, center-left progressive by a surprisingly large margin  Business Insider
  2. Ruling-party candidate leads presidential race in Costa Rica that hinged on same-sex marriage  Washington Post
  3. Costa Rica’s Ruling Party Defeats Evangelical Opponent of Same-Sex Marriage in Presidential Race  TIME
  4. Costa Rica Election Hands Presidency to Governing Party Stalwart  New York Times
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Pakistan elects first female Dalit senator

Pakistan elects first female Dalit senatorPakistan elected its first female senator from the lowest Dalit caste in weekend polls which also saw the ruling party strengthen its hand ahead of a general election in the Muslim-majority country. The surprise victory of opposition candidate Krishna Kumari Kohli in the Senate election stirred a wave of optimism on social media, as Pakistanis celebrated the rare success for a woman from a marginalised community at the bottom of the Hindu caste hierarchy. “I feel proud, I am thankful to Pakistan People’s Party that they nominated me,” Kohli told AFP Sunday.


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