[Govt of SA] The Electoral Commission will vigorously oppose any legal action aimed at interfering in the conduct of elections and finalisation and announcement of results.
WITH ONLY two parties on the ballot, both of them supporters of President Patrice Talon, Benin’s general election on April 28th was an unhappy throwback to the country’s post-independence Marxist era, when voters had no real choice at all. This was all the more dispiriting because Benin was in the vanguard of Africa’s democratic revival in the early 1990s, when its long-serving leader, Mathieu Kérékou, became the first incumbent president on the continent to let his people peacefully vote him out of office
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi Electoral Support Network (Mesn) has expressed concern with the increased incidences of accusation and counter accusations of intentions to rig the May 21 2019 tripartite elections.
[RFI] Turnout in Benin’s parliamentary polls on Sunday was roughly 20 percent, as voters angry at new electoral rules restricting the opposition stayed away.
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), candidate to produce and tender his educational certificates, indicating the schools attended by him, with dates.
[News24Wire] An application to have South Africa’s electoral laws amended before the May 8 elections to expressly allow independent candidates to stand in the election, has been dismissed in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, took a swipe at the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the recently concluded presidential election, describing him as a serial loser.
[Daily Trust] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State yesterday said it is fully prepared for the conduct of today’s governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
[Vanguard] Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that voters in the state are enthusiastic about participating in the House of Assembly election holding on Saturday, March 9, across the country.
[Namibian] PANDULENI Itula, if what is circulating on social media is indeed authentic, has thrown the first spear in assessing the viability of an independent presidential candidate in Namibia.