BYU alumnus Yeah Samake made waves last year when he announced his intention to run in Mali’s 2012 presidential election. Yeah Samake is the Muslim nation’s only known Mormon, and many considered him a top-tier candidate for the African country’s highest office. However the elections, which were originally planned for earlier this year, were suspended after a military coup in Mali’s capital. The state of the elections since then have remained unclear, but Samake relayed today that the presidential election has been rescheduled for May 2013.
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