Yemen polls

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The Independent Online
President Abdullah Saleh's party headed for victory in united Yemen's first free elections yesterday with independent observers playing down the impact of vote-rigging, Reuter reports from Sanaa. Results from 209 of the 301 constituencies contested in Tuesday's general election gave Mr Saleh's General People's Congress, dominant in former North Yemen, 102 seats. The former Marxists of the Yemen Socialist Party, which ruled South Yemen, was in second place with 42 seats.