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Vol 49 No 14

Published 4th July 2008


Côte d'Ivoire

Democratic deficit

Leaders send out mixed signals on whether elections will take place this year

President Laurent Gbagbo assured representatives of the United Nations Security Council - on a flying visit to Abidjan on 9 June - that the November election deadline would hold. The polls are meant to be the culmination of a peace process that began over five years ago.

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