ELECTIONS | ELECTIONS

30-Jan-2020 to 21:23

Calls for calm ahead of judgement on Malawi poll petition

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — As Malawi awaits the February 3 judgement by the Constitutional Court in a case in which opposition parties challenged the outcome of the May 21 presidential elections, thought leaders and development partners have joined hands to call for calm.

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30-Jan-2020 to 12:20

Botswana: Opposition cries foul over poll petitions verdict

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s opposition Alliance for Progressives (AP) on Thursday slammed the country’s judiciary system over the handling of election petitions that were filed before the courts by the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).

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29-Jan-2020 to 12:57

Botswana opposition loses poll petition appeals

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana's highest court on Wednesday threw out an application by the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) to overturn a High Court judgement dismissing the opposition’s challenge of the outcome of general elections held last year.

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24-Jan-2020 to 18:30

Botswana opposition to pretest against poll irregularities

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s main opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change has revealed that it will on Saturday hold demonstrations in the capital Gaborone against what it calls lack of free and credible elections.

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23-Jan-2020 to 17:35

Guinea-Bissau poll: PAIGC rejects ECOWAS position

APA-Bissau (Guinea Bissau) — The African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) on Thursday rejected the position of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the presidential election in Guinea Bissau, in which Úmaro Sissoco Embaló eventually emerged as the winner.

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23-Jan-2020 to 17:26

Benin local elections slated for May 17

APA - Cotonou (Benin) — Voters in Benin will head to the polls on May 17 for municipal and communal elections after a decision to that effect was made by the latest Council of Ministers meeting on Wednesday.

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22-Jan-2020 to 17:49

Ghanaian economist makes bold election prediction

APA-Accra (Ghana) — A renowned Ghanaian economist has made a bold prediction that an election upset is on the cards for the ruling New Patriotic Party thanks to its alleged mishandling of the country's current economic woes.

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