Aryn al-Ibn Aawa: The national elections came off without a hitch this week, and without the wholly unexpected violence that usually accompanies these sorts of things in this part of the world.
The Carter Center agree that it was an unusually successful third-world election. Robert Kransninski, graduate student in political science at the University of California - Berkeley and Carter Center observer, reported having a wonderful time assisting with the Yerbouti elections. He described the residents as "polite, friendly and very helpful." He was especially impressed with the sincerity of the Yerboutians and their desire to hold secure elections. Robert, who spent the day in the northern village of Aryn al-Ibn Aawa, told us that "Throughout the day, armed men guarded the polling place from danger and even escorted residents to the polls to ensure their safety. I have never seen anything like it. Yerbouti is the best!"
Robert was kind enough to snap pictures of the election in
Aryn al-Ibn Aawa for us. Here, armed men are ensuring the
safety of local residents as they are escorted to the polls.
We have to agree. Yerbouti is the best!
The election results are still being tabulated and will not be released for some days. But locally, we were amazed to learn that Hezeb al-Neby received 100% of the vote here in Aryn al-Ibn Aawa. The people seem to be of one mind in this remote desert village.
Stay tuned for your election results. We are all waiting with baited breath. Who will lead Yerbouti into the future? We don't know yet.
This has been just one more edition of 'What's Happening in Yerbouti?' coming at you from Wacca Jawacca.