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Vol 51 No 17

Published 27th August 2010

Côte d'Ivoire

A dubious election date, again

Organising October elections seems beyond the government’s will and the electoral commission’s resources

>Defying those who say the government is not politically or administratively ready, Prime Minister Guillaume Soro announced that elections for president and Parliament will be held on 31 October. President Laurent Gbagbo’s mandate expired in 2005 but he has stayed on, claiming that the country was not ready to vote, while the issues that precipitated civil war in 2002 remain unresolved (AC Vol 51 Nos 1 & 5).

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