Sunday 11 December 2016

Human race eclipsed by race for the White House

World peace hinges on a lot more than the US presidential circus, writes Rachel Lavin

Rachel Lavin

Published 07/02/2016 | 02:30

Dispute: Under the constitution written by the army before it ceded power, Aung San Suu Kyi cannot rule as president. Photo: PA
Dispute: Under the constitution written by the army before it ceded power, Aung San Suu Kyi cannot rule as president. Photo: PA

All eyes were on Iowa last week with the majority of America, and possibly the rest of the world, holding their breath in fear Trump might come out on top as the preferred Republican nominee. It came with great relief then that the man who shocks, appalls and enthralls in equal measure only won 24pc of the republican vote, losing out to Ted Cruz who won 28%.

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Rubio came third at 23pc and poor Jeb Bush came in at a pitiful 3pc, effectively knocking him out of the race with the rest of the unimpressive Republican candidates.

Meanwhile, things are heating up on the Democratic side, with Hillary only just pipping Sanders to the post with 49.9pc of the vote compared with Sanders' 49.6pc. It was certainly not the big achievement she painted it in her victory speech, especially considering many of the democratic voting groups at the Iowa caucus were tied over who to pick, leaving their decision to the flip of a coin.

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