EU welcomes Mali parliamentary election

Author : Mircea Birca | Monday, November 25, 2013
Posted in category Eurasia, Eurasia News
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Mali’s parliamentary polls have been “another success” following the peaceful election of the country’s president in August, the European Union observation mission said on Monday, calling for a big turnout if a second round is required.

Mission chief Louis Michel paid tribute to “the success of the organisation of elections, particularly with regard to the logistical, material and human conditions that prevailed during voting operations”.

Sunday’s polls marked Mali’s first steps to recovery after it was plunged into chaos by a military coup in March last year, and finalised a process begun with the election of President Ebrahim Boubacar Keita in August.

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