Tuesday, August 25, 2015

DRC: Electoral body defers governors election indefinitely

Originally scheduled for August 31 and postponed to October 6, the election of governors in the new provinces of the DRC was finally postponed indefinitely. A decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) which refers to "various constraints" in the installation of these newly created entities.

In a press release dated August 21, the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) announced not to be able to organize the election of governors and vice-governors in the new provinces from the last cutting. Involved, "the installation of new provinces [that] meet various constraints, including the fact that the new provincial assemblies have, in most cases, completed their special session without exhausting the agenda," says the text .

"Accordingly, the CENI informs of national opinion it studies ways to harmonize its schedule to make it compatible with the implementation process of new provinces", the statement added. In other words, the election of governors in the 16 new provinces from the recent territorial division, postponed to October 6 when it was originally scheduled for August 31, is postponed indefinitely.

While waiting to fix the date of the elections, the CENI decided to extend the date of filing of nominations for governor and deputy governor posts, also allowing candidates already registered to complete their files already deposited or removed.

Source: www.jeuneafrique.com

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