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Former Coup Leader Wins Presidential Race in Comoros

A former coup leader and opposition politician has won the presidential election in the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros in a runoff vote after a disputed first round in February, officials said Friday. Colonel Azali Assoumani, who first seized power in a coup 1999 and ruled until 2006 after winning the first multiparty poll in 2002, was declared winner of Sunday's runoff with 40.9 percent of the vote, the election commission said. Lying between Mozambique on the African...

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