(This March 28 story corrects sourcing to U.S State Department in paragraph 6.)
MORONI, March 28 Opposition presidential
candidates in the Comoros have set up what they call a
transitional council whose aim is to unseat President Azali
Assoumani, who has been declared the winner in an election that
observers said lacked credibility.
MORONI Police in Comoros used tear gas on Monday to disperse demonstrators led by opposition leaders protesting against what they said were fraudulent presidential elections, witnesses said, while observers said the whole vote was flawed.
MORONI Authorities in Comoros on Sunday placed the governor of strife-torn Anjouan island under house arrest on charges of instigating unrest in the province, as the government sent in more troops to quell the violence.
MORONI A former coup leader and opposition politician has won the presidential election in Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros in a run-off vote after a disputed first round in February, officials said on Friday.