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Mauritania election chief quits - Says elections rigged

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posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 11:50 AM

Sid'Ahmed Ould Deye said the complaints he had received had sown doubts in his mind - despite his own commission being satisfied with the election.

Official results gave victory to Gen Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, who initially took power in a coup last year.

The opposition has said the poll was rigged and lodged complaints.

Overseas observers praised the poll's conduct but said the challenges should be investigated.

Mr Deye said he had resigned as a matter of "conscience".

"The complaints I received, as well as the contents of the challenges sent to the Constitutional Court, have sown doubts in my mind about the reliability of the election," he said.

On Sunday officials announced the general had won the poll outright with 52% of the vote, and put the turnout at 61%.

Defeated presidential candidates have been strident in their criticism of the general, calling the election a charade.

TPTB at play again, rigging yet another election.

posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 12:54 PM
Hehe, they almost have stopped trying to hide the fact too..

I just wonder when they are going at venzuela again !!

posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 12:59 PM
reply to post by ChemBreather

they keep trying
Turmoil in Venezuelan Town


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