Vot­ers head to polls to elect new pres­i­dent

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BIS­SAU | Vot­ers in Guinea-bis­sau on Sun­day chose among nine pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates in the small, coup-prone na­tion, and cit­i­zens said they hoped the win­ner would fi­nally bring sta­bil­ity and much-needed de­vel­op­ment af­ter years of tur­moil.

Be­sides nu­mer­ous coups, this for­mer Por­tuguese colony has been desta­bi­lized by a boom­ing drug trade.

Co­caine is smug­gled across the At­lantic Ocean from South Amer­ica in boats and planes that dock on Guinea-bis­sau’s ar­chi­pel­ago of vir­gin is­lands.

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