19-09-2017 by redazione
The new presidential elections in Kenya are likely to slip by nine days.
The new date proposed by the French telematic agency Ot-Morpho, which is responsible for the organisation of the vote, would be 26 October.
The IEBC Electoral Commission confirms, as reported this morning in the national newspaper The Star, the possible slippage due to organisational problems.
But in order to reach the final decision, however, it will be necessary to have the approval of the two political factions that belong to the two candidate leaders Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.
At first, after the surprising decision of the Supreme Court to invalidate the eight August elections, the IEBC had accepted the request of Education Minister Fred Matiang' i who had requested a date prior to October 24, the start date of the exam sessions.
Closing the school at that time would have penalised thousands of students.
The Supreme Court's ruling had in fact indicated only the deadline by which the elections would have to be re-run: sixty days from 1 September.
Hypothetically there would be time therefore until October 31.
The date of 26th would ensure that the IEBC and its French partners would reorganise the entire electoral process, which would involve the printing of new ballot papers, the purchase and placement of new ballot boxes, and the recruitment of more than 300,000 people in charge of various ways to follow the elections.
For its part, the Opposition NASA has announced that it will boycott the elections if certain rules that you yourself have laid down are not complied with.
It is also hoped that from this point of view there will be room for negotiation, in order to avoid other appendices that are penalising the country and increasing inflation and public debt, as well as general discontent.
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