Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Rwandan president claims 'no problem with France'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Paul Kagame visits UNESCO HQ in Paris

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Flamboyant US Congressman's Instagram Lands Him in Bother

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Compromise buys Greece time and Jihadi John is unmasked (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Compromise buys Greece time and Jihadi John is unmasked (part 1)

Read more

#TECH 24

Drone vs. drone

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

The future of agriculture

Read more

REVISITED

Yalta, the symbol of a new Cold War?

Read more

#THE 51%

Women in the workforce: IMF says closing the gender gap makes economic sense

Read more

Americas

Santorum squeezes past Romney in final Iowa count

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-01-19

Republican Party officials in Iowa have proclaimed Rick Santorum the winner of the state's January 3 caucuses by a margin of 34 votes, two weeks after handing rival Mitt Romney the narrowest of victories.

REUTERS - Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum won the Jan. 3 Iowa Republican U.S. presidential caucuses by a razor-thin margin of 34 votes, according to certified results released on Thursday by the Iowa Republican Party.

US PRESIDENTIAL 2012

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney had been declared the winner on the night of the caucuses, but now falls to second place. Santorum received 29,839 votes, compared with 29,805 for Romney, according to the new figures.

Romney had previously been declared the winner by 8 votes. Santorum now ends up the winner after being almost an afterthought in the race just weeks before the Iowa contest.

The Iowa caucuses were the first contest in the state-by-state battle for the Republican presidential nomination to face Democratic President Barack Obama on Nov. 6. The caucuses were a quirky contest in which voters in the Midwestern state cast ballots at hundreds of public meetings around the state.

After Iowa, Romney went on to win the Jan. 10 New Hampshire primary. The next contest is Saturday in South Carolina.

Date created : 2012-01-19

  • US POLITICS

    Republicans target Romney in South Carolina debate

    Read more

  • US POLITICS

    Mitt Romney cruises to victory in New Hampshire

    Read more

  • US POLITICS

    Romney takes narrow lead in symbolic first primary

    Read more

COMMENT(S)