Mali

Malian Officials Express Uncertainty About Election Being Held in July as Planned

May not be possible to organize

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Bamako—Officials charged with organising elections in Mali have expressed doubts over the ability of the war-torn west African nation to stage a nationwide poll in July.

Mamadou Diamoutani, president of the National Independent Electoral Commission said late on Thursday that July 7, the date most often mooted for the first round of a presidential election, "would be a difficult to achieve".