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Tunisian president’s election bombshell

Tunisian president’s election bombshell

TAREK AMARA VOTING in Tunisian parliamentary elections that are expected to be held in December will take place in two rounds, and people will vote for individuals rather than lists as in previous elections, President Kais Saied said. Saied's comments confirm that he is moving forward with political changes, although they have not been agreed upon yet with other key players. The president also said that the Independent Electoral Commission (ISIE) would supervise the elections, although not in its current composition, referring to his intention to change some of its members. Saied, who dissolved parliament last week after taking control…
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SA municipal election to be held on Nov 1

SA municipal election to be held on Nov 1

SOUTH Africa has set a November 1 date for municipal elections, after a court last week rejected a request to delay them until early next year to allow more time for COVID-19 vaccinations. The new date, a delay of just four days, was the latest permitted by the court. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) had sought a delay of several months, saying it would be hard to organise a fair vote with the pandemic raging. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs, told a virtual briefing that the new date had been chosen in coordination with the IEC…
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Municipal elections: Relief for SA parties

Municipal elections: Relief for SA parties

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER SOUTH African political parties who had missed the deadline to register candidates for the municipal elections have been given a lifeline by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). The IEC announced today that registration for candidates would be reopened and political parties will be able to register their candidates on September 19 and 20. The announcement would come as a great relief to the ANC, the dominant party in most municipalities which had failed to register candidates in several municipalities. IEC commissioners have dismissed allegations that the re-opening of registration for candidates was designed to favour the ANC.…
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Uganda halts vote campaigning in some areas, opposition cries foul

Uganda halts vote campaigning in some areas, opposition cries foul

UGANDA has suspended all campaigning for January's presidential poll in the capital and 10 populous districts on Saturday, citing coronavirus risks, but critics said the real reason was the opposition's popularity in these areas. The East African country is scheduled to hold a presidential election on January 14. "The Independent Electoral Commission has suspended campaign meetings in districts and cities categorised by the Ministry of Health as having a high spread of Coronavirus. From December 26, 2020, no campaign meetings will be held in Mbarara, Kabarole, Luwero, Kasese, Masaka, Wakiso, Jinja, Kalungu, Kazo, Kampala City and Tororo," said commission spokesman…
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