Monday, October 4, 2010

IVORY COAST: Getting prepared for long delayed presidential polls


IVORY COAST: Getting prepared for long delayed presidential polls
The visit of French official Claude Guéant to Ivory Coast a few days before the holding of the much-delayed presidential poll opens a new chapter of mutual cooperation between the two countries. The symbolic trip comes as Ivory Coast prepares for long delayed presidential polls... Following the UN's certification of the voter list, elections finally look set for October 31st. Guéant's visit is a sign of France's goodwill. Its hoping the polls in its former colony will be democratic and transparent but has stopped short of backing anyone in the running.