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Benin Elections Delayed For One Week

Benin's government says it will postpone legislative elections scheduled for Sunday for one week.

Officials say organizational problems compelled them to move the vote to March 31.

They say paper ballots are not ready, voting equipment has not been transported to polling locations, and election workers have not been properly trained.

The elections in this west African nation are crucial for President Thomas Yayi Boni, a banker who won the presidential vote last year promising to wipe out corruption and bring about economic growth.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.