Comoros President Azali Assoumani addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo
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Authorities in the Comoros have launched a crackdown on opposition members following a controversial referendum that they boycotted, party sources said Wednesday.The July 30 referendum returned overwhelming backing for reforms that will allow President Azali Assoumani to run for another term in office at the head of the Indian Ocean archipelago.Former president Ahmed Abdallah Sambi who leads Juwa, one of the main opposition parties, has been under house arrest since May.Riding high on the referendum results, Assoumani last week promised to hold a presidential election as soon as the archipelago is able to afford one, probably early next year.
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