ELECTED. ELLEN JOHNSON-SIRLEAF , 67, former World Bank economist; as President of Liberia; in Monrovia. With 59% of the vote, the "Iron Lady" claimed victory over presidential rival and former international football star George Weah, who lodged a complaint of fraud. Johnson-Sirleaf, the first female President in Africa, must now calm Weah's supporters and start rebuilding the West African nation, which suffered through two civil wars and the misrule of former President Charles Taylor until the United Nations intervened in 2003.

ARRESTED. ALBERTO FUJIMORI , 67, former Peruvian President; after five years of exile in Japan, where he fled as...

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