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1992 Volvo would not start using the ignition switch

I own a 1992 240 Volvo the car runs perfectly but just this week I'm unable to start the car using the ignition switch when the key is turned on, all other electronic stuff works fine. But the engine would not turn over to start. the only way i can get the engine started is to bridge the starting motor terminals once it starts it runs perfectly the ignition key is used to turn it off but it would not start it up on it's own using the key.
I recently installed a new ignition switch and it is still not starting with the key. 
I await for your reply
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Have you check your wiring to the starter?

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