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Vol 56 No 18

Published 11th September 2015


Central African Republic

A vote too far

Momentum is building behind the idea of postponing the elections. They could cause more problems and unrest than they solve

As referendum day approaches on 4 October, 'elections at all costs', which is widely seen as the slogan of the international community, sounds less and less convincing. Consensus is growing that the virtual impossibility of compiling a credible electoral register before then is just one of many obstacles that have made early elections all but unworkable. So far, the interim government has admitted only that a 'slight shift' in the timetable will be necessary.

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