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IEC publishes draft regulations for party funding Act

4 March 2019, 8:25 PM

The Electoral Commission on 1 March 2019 published for comment draft regulations for the Political Party Funding Act.

Voting queue

Influence of social media will impact on youth vote: Analyst

4 March 2019, 5:47 PM

As the 2019 national and provincial elections drawing nearer, it is anticipated that social media will be abuzz with propaganda and fake news as a means to try and influence potential voters on issues pertaining to the elections.

Poster of Buhari

Nigerians in Lagos react to Buhari’s victory

27 February 2019, 2:24 PM

Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected Nigeria’s president, results showed Tuesday, after a delayed poll that angered voters and led to claims of rigging and collusion.

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PAC faction threatens to shut down IEC offices

17 February 2019, 4:33 PM

The Nyhontso-led PAC has threatened to shut down all IEC offices if the commission refuses to recognise its President Mzwanele Nyhontso as the face of the party in the upcoming general elections.

DRC elections

World reaction cautious to disputed DR Congo vote result

11 January 2019, 12:10 PM

Foreign leaders reacted cautiously to the outcome of DR Congo’s presidential election, with many choosing not to congratulate the man declared winner and appealing for disputes to be settled peacefully.

NCOP Chairperson Thandi Modise

NCOP adopts Electoral Laws Amendment Bill

10 January 2019, 5:12 PM

The National Council of Provinces has adopted the Electoral Laws Amendment bill during a special sitting. Amendments were made following the Constitutional Court ruling, that the IEC must record the addresses of voters, after the 2013 by-election results in Tlokwe, in North West were disputed.

Martin Fayulu

Runner-up in Congo’s presidential election dismisses results as an “electoral coup”

10 January 2019, 7:20 AM

The runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential vote dismissed results announced by the election commission on Thursday as “a true electoral coup”.

Congo’s electoral commission slams Catholic Church over vote comment

5 January 2019, 12:26 PM

 Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission accused the country’s Catholic Church on Friday of “preparing an insurrection” by saying it knows the winner of last Sunday’s presidential election. The commission is scheduled to release provisional results on Sunday but has said there could be delays because of the slow arrival of tally sheets. Donatien Nshole, […]

Special sitting for NCOP in January to debate Electoral Laws Bill

21 December 2018, 4:26 PM

Parliament says the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will resume early in January for a special sitting to consider and process the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill.

Smoke from the warehouse fire

Electoral material destroyed in DRC warehouse fire

14 December 2018, 8:17 AM

The United Nations has expressed concern that a devastating fire in a  warehouse holding electoral materials, including voting machines, could hamper the holding of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.



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