Elec­toral reg­is­tra on up 700,000 new vot­ers

The Africa Report - - ADVERTORIAL -

The up­date of the elec­toral roll used for the 30 July leg­isla­tive elec­tions re­sulted in a to­tal reg­is­tra­tion of 6.2 mil­lion vot­ers, while the pre­vi­ous roll reached 5.5 mil­lion reg­is­tered vot­ers. For more trans­parency, long be­fore the elec­tions, pro­vi­sional voter lists were avail­able in the in­te­rior parts of the coun­try, at town halls, sub-pre­fec­tures and pre­fec­tures, as well as at diplo­matic rep­re­sen­ta­tions abroad. This al­lowed any per­son left off the elec­toral roll or whose reg­is­tra­tion or re­quest for mod­i­fi­ca­tion had not been prop­erly car­ried out, to re­quest his or her in­clu­sion on the voter roll or cor­rec­tions to be made to the in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to that per­son.

THE MARCH 2016 RE­VISED CON­STI­TU­TION ALSO PRO­VIDES FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE OP­PO­SI­TION AND ITS LEAD­ER­SHIP IN OR­DER TO FA­CIL­I­TATE AND BROADEN PO­LIT­I­CAL DI­A­LOGUE.

The day of Na­tional Di­a­logue in 2016.

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