Large crowds listened to his speeches,doudoune moncler, in which he called for an end to Mr. Toure's-broad-based politics and voiced the need for effective reforms that would improve the lives of the common citizen.
Peaceful elections bring aid to the country, hundreds of millions of dollars towards building new roads,abercrombie, schools, and hospitals.
At other polling stations voters seemed somewhat confused about how to vote.
The incumbent president of one of Africa's poorest countries, Mali, has been declared the winner of the country's recent presidential election. But,moncler pas cher, as in several African countries where there have recently been elections, there is growing apathy for the democratic process, and doubt about what the government can deliver in terms of economic progress. Selah Hennessy reports from the VOA West Africa Bureau in Dakar.
Another opposition activist says he is tired of seeing the president erect new monuments and begin new projects,polo ralph lauren, when nothing changes for most people. He says the president should stop making election promises that are only lies. He says the president must be more honest.
President Amadou Toumani Toure votes,louboutin, 29 April 2007 President Amani Amadou Toure was a gentleman on voting day, standing aside to let a woman cast her own vote before doing so himself. There was some commotion here, unlike most voting stations. But he did eventually manage to cast his ballot.
By Selah Hennessy
15 May 2007
And there was an apathetic mood in much of the capital. Less than 40 percent of the population turned out for the election. Many people saw the re-election of Mr. Toure,louboutin, who has been in power since 2002, as a foregone conclusion and said they did not see any point in voting.
But Mali's problems persist. Little gets built and more than half the adult population remain unemployed.
Ibrahima Fadiga is one unemployed man who agrees with Mr. Keita's views. He says no one has enough money to buy food, electricity or water. He says the government makes a lot of false promises. Fadiga is not the only one angry.
While democracy is being slowly consolidated in Mali,abercrombie france, like in many underdeveloped countries throughout West African countries, large chunks of the population continue to stagnate in idleness and disease.
Mr. Toure's triumph in the election was no surprise. The former military leader,abercrombie and fitch, who calls himself the "soldier of democracy," won a clear victory. It was the fourth democratic election since the end of military rule.
It seems there are many speeds to Mali's economy. Overall,louboutin pas cher, growth is above five percent.
But Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, a rival candidate who was once an ally,louboutin pas cher, is one opposition voice that was heard during the election.
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