Former Mali PM will candidate for president

Author : Sorin Grama | Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Posted in category Eurasia, Eurasia News
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Former Malian prime minister Cheick Modibo Diarra said on Tuesday he was standing for president in the July elections.

Diarra spent just eight months at the head of the deeply-divided west African nation last year before being forced to step down.

“I am running because a great many Malian people have requested that I carry their hopes for the future of Mali,” he said.

“I cannot remain indifferent to their desire. The debate will be very interesting and I don’t want to run from it.”

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