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Could Mali's Election Be a Model for Africa?i
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August 15, 2013 7:39 PM
Mali has moved a step closer to making a smooth transition of power following the peaceful and conciliatory concession of losing presidential candidate Soumaila Cisse. The mostly calm presidential run-off in the West African nation stands in stark contrast to the often contentious elections across much of Africa. VOA's Pam Dockins takes a look at whether the Mali election could serve as a model for the continent.

Could Mali's Election Be a Model for Africa?

Published August 15, 2013

Mali has moved a step closer to making a smooth transition of power following the peaceful and conciliatory concession of losing presidential candidate Soumaila Cisse. The mostly calm presidential run-off in the West African nation stands in stark contrast to the often contentious elections across much of Africa. VOA's Pam Dockins takes a look at whether the Mali election could serve as a model for the continent.


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