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Malians line up to vote in the country’s presidential election in Timbuktu on July 28, 2013.
Malians line up to vote in the country’s presidential election in Timbuktu on July 28, 2013.
(JOE PENNEY/REUTERS)

CAMPBELL CLARK

Western donors have a lot riding on Mali election’s success

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There is a sigh of relief in Paris because Mali’s election appears to have gone smoothly. Canada, too, seems to be getting what it wanted: a quick vote for a new, elected president. It is a success. What could go wrong?