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- adj. After an election.
Late Wednesday, the new Ivory Coast government approved a 3.05 trillion-CFA-franc $6.6 billion budget for the remainder of the year in order to plug holes in the conflict-crippled economy following a five-month postelectoral dispute sparked by the refusal of the then-incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo, to step down despite losing a November poll.
The U.N. says that in all, it has verified almost 400 deaths in the postelectoral violence.
I think of Newsweek's Maziar Bahari, whom I saw at Ahmadinejad's postelectoral press conference devoted to ramblings on Iran's "ethical democracy," now imprisoned.
Strangely, this detail went little mentioned in the postelectoral commentary.
Today, Jack Layton and the NDP are facing the same headaches as he and his party try to manage a series of postelectoral controversies that underline the fragility of the New Democrats' dalliance with Quebeckers.
"After more than four months of postelectoral crisis, marked by so many human lives lost, we are finally at the dawn of a new era of hope," Ouattara said in an address to the nation on radio and television late Monday.
A troika of Presidents from the West African nations of Benin, Cape Verde and Sierra Leone met with Ivory Coast's incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday in the hopes of avoiding military intervention to resolve a postelectoral dispute that has left the country with two
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