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Vol 41 No 8

Published 14th April 2000


Côte d'Ivoire

Deferred

General Gueï is looking more like a presidential candidate

The postponement of a critical cabinet meeting of 13 April to decide the dates of a constitutional referendum and subsequent national elections has sent some ominous signals about the progress of the country's return to democracy. The cabinet had been due to publish the election timetable, expected to comprise a two-round presidential poll on 30 July and 13 August, legislative elections in September and municipal elections in October-November. The postponement of the cabinet meeting suggests it is divided over whether to hold elections at all this year.

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