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Video by Romeo Langlois

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-08-10

As Mali prepares to head to the polls in Sunday’s presidential election second round, certain NGOs have been kept busy assisting prospective voters; preventing them from selling their votes being at the top of their agenda.

Two of Mali’s political veterans, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Soumaila Cissé will face off in Sunday's presidential election second round. As the vote looms, members of the NGO SOS Democracy have their work cut out for them.

Fielding calls from voters, they have dealt with common queries such as where to obtain a voter ID card, or which polling station to vote at. But among their objectives is convincing Malians not to sell their votes, and they are using unconventional methods to get their message across.

Nearly 7 million Malians are expected to vote in Sunday's election, which is viewed as one of the most important in the country’s history.

(FRANCE 24)

Date created : 2013-08-10

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