BANGUI (LNC) – The election campaign started on Saturday is very difficult for potential voters to understand, as they are lost between partial votes invalidated of first ballot and the second round having to proceed. With these various votes, it is a total confusion about dates of their processes.
Right now, in the 140 constituencies of the country, the Constitutional Court of the Transition validated only 45 elected candidates from the first ballot, and allowed resumption of the second round in 85 constituencies, at least postponed the day after the inauguration of President Faustin Touadera, recalling that votes in 10 constituencies were withdrawn. PHEW!!
« The delay by the Constitutional Court for the release of results of the first ballot of the legislative had a negative impact on the date of the organization of the second round. [..] Date of March 27 initially planned for it was not bearable. For example, the heavy electoral materials could not be forwarded in all places of the Republic in time », said Marie Madeleine N’Kouet Hoornaert, the Chairperson of the N.A.E (A.N.E in French).
Anyway, again confusion added to the recurrent confusion, legislative elections scheduled for March 31 will not concern the 10 cancelled constituencies which will be the subject of another by-election, to be held on new date not yet defined. And too, pending approval of the Constitutional court.
Official confused and conflicting statements do not help for clarification. This cacophony obviously caused confusion and disappointment for constituents, lost between the second-first ballot and the second itself.
The N.A.E being unable by lack of means to communicate all over on all the territory.
In consequence, voters are not passionate about this stuff of elections.
Parliamentary candidates are far too idle, telling having not financial resources to run an election campaign. Except belly dancing of the political parties to request their supports once elected, they feel abandoned, left alone.
And repeated delays are not good for their business.
“Now we are told that it is scheduled for March 31, few days earlier only on mid-April. We do not know exactly where we stand,“ a disillusioned candidate said, under cover of anonymity.
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