Mauritania's National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) has pointed out irregularities in the ongoing legislative and municipal election campaigns. The commission on Monday specifically condemned the use of public resources during campaigns, saying the practice goes against the existing electoral code.
CENI also deplored the use of national symbols such as the president's portrait for personal campaigns by some of the candidates. The commission urged all stakeholders in the electoral process to contribute to easing of political tension to enable it organize free and fair elections. The campaigns for Mauritania's legislative and municipal elections scheduled for Nov. 23 began on Friday. The campaigns had "a slow start" due to a decision by 10 opposition parties to boycott the elections.
Source: New Europe Online