February 09, 2005
Now Taking Bets
Togo's new leader, Faure Gnassingbe, pledged on Wednesday to hold free and transparent elections as other West African presidents gathered to discuss his seizure of power in what has been widely branded as a military coup.
"We want serious discussions... that will lead as soon as possible to the organisation of free and transparent elections that reflect the will of the people," he said in his first broadcast to the nation on state television and radio.
But Gnassingbe did not say what kind of elections would be held, nor when.
Then answer this:
What's the over-under for a deadline on those free and transparent elections? And what are the odds that he maintains his position following those elections?
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Posted by zombyboy at February 9, 2005 01:28 PM
"What's the over-under for a deadline on those free and transparent elections"
Uh, the over-under for elections is probably May or June, so Gnassingbe can have a chance to consolidate power.
Over-under for free and transparent elections? I guess that's up to the Togolese military.
Yeah, that sounds about right. In a very wrong sort of way, if you take my meaning.
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