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After a two-week mission to the Comoros, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it would be impossible to draw up an economic programme for the archipelago in the short term until the current political situation was clarified. Since the introduction of a new political system which granted the islands of Moheli, Anjouan and Grande Comore their own federal presidents, a political tussle has ensued over how the separation of powers between the federal presidents and the Union president would work.