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Bleak hopes for change ahead of Mali polls

Many candidates were either in previous governments or at least connected to those administrations.

Last Modified: 27 Jul 2013 10:57
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Voters in Mali are heading to the polls on Sunday for the first presidential elections since Amadou Toure was toppled in a coup last year. 

Malians are desperate for an end to corruption and want to see a new kind of leadership. But almost all the main candidates were either in previous governments or at least connected to those administrations.

Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri reports from Bamako.

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