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8 October 2006

New York Times

SANA, Yemen — With his mobile phone buzzing incessantly, the radio blaring and a band of young men standing by the phones for any word of trouble, Abdelrahman al-Marwani waited nervously as the polls closed in Yemen's presidential elections on Sept. 20, eager to see the results of his decade-long campaign. Success, however, had nothing to do with voting or who might win and everything to do with whether election day remained peaceful. "People are usually riled up... (

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