Comoros: Incumbent says Comoros elections went on peacefully
Incumbent says Comoros elections went on peacefully
The ruling party camp in the Comoros on Monday said the weekend presidential polls which the opposition claimed were marred by fraud went on peacefully.
"The polls were conducted peacefully under the normal conditions of an electoral contest," said Mohamed Ali Soilihi, the running mate to Ikililou Dhoinine, who is favoured to win Sunday's vote.
"Regarding the claims of fraud by the opposition, I have nothing tangible to say about them. Only the observers on the ground or the CENI (poll body) can prove that," he added.
Opposition groups said the polls were riddled with irregularities especially on Anjouan isle, where they said ballot boxes were stuffed, voting papers stolen and opposition representatives chased from polling stations.
Dhoinine faced two opposition candidates in the second round of voting to elect a successor to President Ahmed Abdallah Sambi, whose prolonged stay in power had threatened the stability of the coup-prone archipelago.
All the candidates are from Moheli, the smallest of the three Union of Comoros isles, which is to take power under a system of rotating presidency after the other islands of Grande Comore and Anjouan.
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