An Arab president survives an assassination attempt[/rtl]
[rtl]Release date: 2019/3/8 9:29 • 607 times prescribed[/rtl]
An Arab leader escaped an assassination attempt on Thursday evening as his country prepares for an early presidential election on March 24.
The election campaign for the outgoing president of the Comoros, Ghazali Osmani, survived an assassination attempt as the country rode a crowd of support before the early presidential election, according to Agence France-Presse.
"The incident took place on Anjouan island with explosives placed on top of a mountain to cause a slide when it explodes" as the president's motorcade passed.
"The president's car was stopped at the right time," the head of the campaign said at an election rally in Anjouan, adding that the guards accompanying Ghazali initially thought the blast was caused by a rocket attack.
"Although no one was injured in the assassination attempt, the only goal was probably to prevent the elections," he said, but said that "the elections will go ahead despite this intimidation."
But the opposition questioned the incident, and presidential candidate for the party, "Ibrahim Mohamed Soli, said that the campaign of President Ghazali Osmani," fabricated attacks and false events to deter people from participating in the elections freely. "
"If the incident is confirmed, we condemn it because the only fighting should be through the ballot box."
The political atmosphere has deteriorated in the Comoros since the presidential referendum was passed on July 30 to strengthen the powers of the president, allowing him to hold the presidency for two consecutive terms instead of one that may keep him in power until 2029. End