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MINURCA rejects opposition complaints

The UN Mission in CAR (MINURCA) has rejected accusations by opposition presidential candidates that it had a role in the organisational problems facing Sunday's election. A MINURCA statement, received by IRIN on Thursday, said delays in the transportation of election materials and distribution of electoral cards were caused by difficulties at the printers. Nineteen aircraft chartered by MINURCA in support of the
election preparations have been ready to deliver the election items whenever required, the statement said. It quoted MINURCA spokesman Ismael Diallo as saying at a Bangui press conference on Wednesday that the opposition had representatives on the Commission electorale mixte et independante (CEMI) - the body responsible for the organisation of the elections - and the opposition was therefore partly responsible for CEMI's
mistakes. The government has rejected opposition requests that the elections be postponed for a second time.

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