Ivorien Elections Again Postponed

Nov. 4, 2009, midnight

Citing disagreement over the voter registry, Ivoirien President Laurent GBAGBO has again postponed transitional Presidential elections due on November 29. Officials have pushed back Presidential and legislative elections every autumn since 2005. GBAGBO in August said political disagreements over the vote had been resolved, and officials transmitted a voter roll to him in October under international pressure. Civil war rocked C�te d’Ivoire from 2002 to 2005, with several peace gestures between rebels and GBAGBO’S government from 2003 to present. Ghanaian President John ATTA-MILLS has offered assistance from his country’s election authority.

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