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Djibouti goes to the polls

Friday 8 April 2011 | News | Comments: 0

Reuters reports,

Djiboutians voted on Friday in a presidential election that is widely expected to return President Ismail Omar Guelleh to power for a third term despite unhappiness about his tight grip on power.

The opposition in the former French colony had initially boycotted the vote, and attempted to get Egyptian-style protests going in February, but has now thrown its weight behind independent candidate Mohamed Warsama…

“In the absence of Democracy International, and without independent election observers, President Guelleh will try to legitimise the results of the election by making all sorts of wild claims about voter turnout and the percentage of the vote he has received,” Abdourahman Boreh, an opposition figure who went into exile in 2009, said in a March 30 statement.




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