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Vol 52 No 24

Published 2nd December 2011


Mali

Presidential poll wide open

Voters ask why President Touré wants to reform the constitution and boost women’s rights before next year’s elections

Mali is looking forward to perhaps the most competitive presidential election since the advent of multiparty democracy two decades ago. The first round of the poll on 29 April marks the departure of President Amadou Toumani Touré, the former paratroop officer who ousted the dictator Moussa Traoré in 1990, opening the way to reform.

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