Thursday, May 14, 2015

Benin: Electoral body postpones municipal elections

The municipal, communal and local elections, initially set by the Constitutional Court of Benin for 31 May, will likely be postponed in the period from 15 to 30 June, announced Wednesday in Cotonou the President of the National Autonomous Electoral Commission (CENA) Emmanuel Tiando. elections

Emmanuel Tiando said that this postponement is more than necessary to correct some irregularities in legislative 26 April.

“We wanted and obtained the consensus of the representatives of political parties and alliances to see these municipal and local elections, to correct certain malfunctions that have staked the laws of 26 April, including training of election officials to be deployed in positions of voting and resumption of distributions of voter cards to thousands of voters who were unable to express their rights to vote in parliamentary elections of April 26, ” he added.

These municipal, communal and local elections will designate the 1199 municipal and city councilors of the third mandate of the era of democratic renewal in progress since February 1990 in Benin, who will elect within them 77 mayors, 176 deputy mayors, 546 Borough leaders that will be responsible for managing local affairs. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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