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Date:19 Feb 2016
Presidential Elections in the Comoros: Whose turn is it anyway?

[By Simon Massey] When voters head to the polls on 21 February to elect a new president, they may well do with the past 5 years under President Ikililou Dhoinine in mind.

In the top job since 2011, Dhoinine’s economic record is unremarkable. GDP growth has slumped from 3.5% in 2013 to 1% in 2015. Unemployment remains high. And there are frequent shortages of food, water, fuel and power. Yet in comparison to his predecessors, the absence of serious political unrest during Dhoinine’s time in office marks his term as a success. Political stability has long been in short supply in a country whose post-independence history has been riven by coups, mutinies and attempted secessions.

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Source: africanarguments.org 


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