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Vol 43 No 6

Published 22nd March 2002


Congo-Brazzaville

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Demoralised opposition leaders must now decide whether to bother contesting the forthcoming legislative elections. President Denis Sassou-Nguesso won a crushing, Cold War-like 89.41 per cent in the 10 March presidential poll, on a dubious electoral register. His real rivals are exiled ex-President (elected) Pascal Lissouba and exiled ex-Premier Bernard Kolélas (AC Vol 42 No 21). Both were barred from standing on grounds of non-residence.

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