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Romney wins: The candidates' speeches

US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has won a clear victory in the Republican primary election in Florida, partial results indicate.

With 82% of votes counted after polling ended in Florida, Mr Romney has 47%, with rival Newt Gingrich on 32%.

Former Senator Rick Santorum had 13%, while congressman Ron Paul finished with 7%.

Florida's primary is the biggest of the 2012 election season so far.

All four men are competing to become the Republican nominee and challenge Mr Obama in November's general election.

  • 01 Feb 2012
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