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Romney Beats Obama In First Debate With A Wide Margin, Whose Side Are You On?

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Republican nominee Mitt Romney has defeated President Barack Obama in the first presidential debate, according to a CNN poll conducted Wednesday night.

The poll, conducted following the debate in Denver, showed that 67% of debate watchers believed that Romney won the showdown, while only 25% said Obama was the winner.

According to CNN Polling Director Keating Holland, “No presidential candidate has topped 60% in that question since it was first asked in 1984.”

Of those polled, nearly half said the debate didn’t make them more likely to vote for either candidate, but 35% said the faceoff made them more likely to vote for Romney while only 18% preferred Obama after the debate.

Moreover, 60% said that Obama did worse than expected, compared to 82% that said Romney performed better than expected.

The two men, standing side-by-side for the first time after months of brutal campaign attacks hurled at each other, clashed over taxes, healthcare and the role of government, reflecting the deep ideological divide in Washington.

The debate moderated by PBS anchor Jim Lehrer was the best opportunity to date to reach large numbers of voters in an unfiltered way, with an estimated television audience of 60 million possible.

The debate was the first of three such face-offs scheduled in the next four weeks. Biden and Romney’s running mate, U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, will debate once, on Oct. 11.

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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Donald Trump and wife, Melania Trump

President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

Also Read: What I Told Trump When He Accused Me Of Killing Christians – Buhari

On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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President of Mali, N'Daw, coup leader, Goita

President of Mali, N’Daw, coup leader, Goita

Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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