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Mitt Romney wins New Hampshire primary

01-11-2012 15:12 BJT

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Mitt Romney has emerged as the winner of the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary. This victory marks a major step toward cementing Romney's position as the party's choice to run against President Barack Obama in November.

Returns from 21 percent of the state's precincts show Romney with 35 percent of the vote.

Texas congressman Ron Paul trailed Romney with 25 percent, with former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman in third place with 17 percent.

U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney gives a victory speech after he won the
New Hampshire primary, in Manchester, the U.S., on Jan. 10, 2012. Romney Tuesday scored an
easy victory in the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, early result shows.
(Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum both had 10 percent.

The sizable win in New Hampshire gives Romney strong momentum to win the crucial South Carolina primary on January 21.

U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romne has photos taken with his supporters during
a primary night victory rally in Manchester, the U.S., on Jan. 10, 2012. Romney Tuesday
scored an easy victory in the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, early result
shows. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney gives a victory speech after he won the
New Hampshire primary, in Manchester, the U.S., on Jan. 10, 2012. Romney Tuesday scored an
easy victory in the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, early result shows.
(Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney gives a victory speech to his supporters
after he won the New Hampshire primary, in Manchester, the U.S., on Jan. 10, 2012. Romney
Tuesday scored an easy victory in the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, early
result shows. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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