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Opposition requests third postponement of polls

Opposition presidential candidates challenging incumbent President Ange-Felix Patasse have demanded a further postponement of the election due to organisational "irregularities", Radio France Internationale (RFI) reported on Tuesday. It cited a statement from the opposition coalition Union des forces acquises a la paix (UFAP) as saying on Monday that it disagreed with the new 19 September election date and wanted a meeting with Patasse to agree on a new date. However, the UFAP statement said the opposition candidates would not boycott the polls if the request was not
granted, RFI reported.

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