Negotiations between the ruling CPP and opposition CNRP over an investigation into election irregularities stalled Monday after the National Election Committee (NEC) released official preliminary election results that supported the ruling party’s claim of victory in the July 28 election. In an initial round of talks at the National Assembly on Friday, representatives of the two parties agreed that the U.N. could monitor the investigation into what the CNRP claims was widespread manipulation of voter lists and outright fraud engineered by the CPP and the NEC. But the two sides failed to come to an agreement over the
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