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African Leaders Urge Delay in Elections

September 26, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

African leaders visiting Abidjan to mediate in Ivory Coast's political crisis have recommended that parliamentary elections be delayed by two months and a presidential vote by four, Ivorian party officials said. A delegation of seven heads of state told Ivorian army ruler Gen. Robert Guei and the main political parties that more time was needed to defuse political tensions that threaten to derail the return to civilian rule.

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