for the refugees to be able to take part in the vote, the report said.
In Mauritania, where over 11,000 refugees have settled, the UNHCR had to facilitate the transport of the NINA cards to the camp "virtually at the last minute." In the end, 811 refugees out of 8,409 who registered to vote there took part in the election.
round of over 50 percent of the 6.9 million electorate, and international observers have broadly reported the election as being free and fair, despite minor procedural flaws.
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Of 73,000 refugees now in Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso who were eligible to vote, only 1,313 took part in the country first election since a military coup 18 months ago.
key reason for the low voter figure as compared with those who had registered was the NINA voter card, which according to Malian law, is required to be able actually to vote, the report said.
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The UNHCR report, passed to aid organisations and embassies, said the main reason for the low turnout among refugees was that many of those who had registered with the UNHCR had been unable to get their NINA (Numero d'Identit Nationale) cards in time to vote.
The Malian refugee vote will have little impact on the result of the presidential election, but their inclusion is seen as critical for the post election reconciliation process.
the press has not reported is that of those refugees that could vote, the overwhelming majority did vote, which shows a great willingness to take part in the election, said le Rutte.
sure that the refugees in Niger and Burkina Faso receive the same service, he said.
In Burkina Faso, where 3,504 refugees have registered with the UNHCR, only 85 out of the 876 on the electoral roll managed to vote.
In Niger, where 4,161 refugees have registered with the UNHCR, 323 refugees were able to vote out of 932 found on the electoral roll.
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cards were apparently sent initially to original places of residence and then had to find their way to the voter. Some did officially reach the countries of asylum through diplomatic representations; some informally through family members and friends; while some refugees went back to Mali to pick theirs up; and yet others returned to the country to vote there, the report said.
High Commissioner for Refugees.
Diplomats and officials say that little has been done to improve refugee participation in the second round of the election, due on Aug. 11, when Ibrahim Boubacar K (IBK) will take on Souma Ciss for the presidency.
But those who managed to retrieve their cards accounted for only a small number of the 10,217 refugees found on the electoral roll another requirement for eligibity to vote.
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