US Presidential Election 2012

The United States' 57th quadrennial presidential election took place in November 2012. Incumbent President and Democrat Barack Obama won election and is running for a second term. His major challenger was former Massachusetts Governor, Republican Mitt Romney. From January to June, Americans voted in nationwide state level primaries and caucuses, which serveed the purpose of selecting party representatives of states to be sent for the party convention. The key issues in this race for the White House were social issues including the state of the economy, abortion and contraception, gay marriage, and immigration.

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PUBLISHED : Monday, 15 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 15 October, 2012, 1:53am

We can't keep going down this path. We can't keep accepting this is the new normal

U.S. Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan, on Barack Obama's economic record


The rate, the spot rate and future rate, determined by the market supply and demand, basically are very close to the equilibrium rate

Zhou Xioachuan, People's Bank of China governor, on the yuan


The truth is that many older people need to work to live, but they cannot find jobs because they are not well educated

Associate Professor Dixon Sing Ming of the University of Science and Technology



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