Centrafric: electoral process mired in big boondoggle
BANGUI (LNC) — On yesterday, CAR PM Mahamat Kamoun told French radio RFI that presidential and parliamentary elections are due to be held at the same time. But he was immediately contradicted by the Transitional Constitutional Court, run by Zacharie Ndouba. Huge boondoggle at the state summit.
Speaking to the press, following a meeting with Alexandre N’Guendet Chairman of the National Transition Council, Thierry-Patrick AKOLOZA, General Relator of the National Transition Council stated:
« the second round of the presidential election coupled with the already cancelled general election cannot take place on February 14…… ».
He said that would be a violation of the decision of the Constitutional court, and requirements of Electoral Code. Ridiculing Mahamat Kamoun.
The first round of legislative elections was cancelled by the constitutional court, and with regard to the timing of the new second round of the Presidential Elections, it is a total kludge, as no date is stipulated.
IRREGULATIES & MASSIVE FRAUDS ADMITTED
According to a prominent figure close to the TCC, the Transitional Constitutional Council, who wished to remain anonymous:
“It is clear that there have been a large scale fraud in the electoral processes parliamentary and presidential. The idea of the TCC was to cancel all, But we underwent strong pressures. Invalidate the general election was a lesser evil, about the presidential election, a particularly very sensitive subject; it could not be repealed. From there, the deposits of contesting by candidates were well taken into account, but we had obligation to decline them for financial and material reasons.
You need to understand that we do not have the money to redo. The cupboard is bare. You said these elections have been severely discredited, what would you like us to do? Only the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) sponsors us, and so far, does not plan to provide us more financial support.”
So, it is shamelessly assumed the principle of compromised elections, for a said “social peace”, but especially, due to the lack of fund.
Awaiting, no one cannot tell exactly when the next elections will take place. All is totally nebulous.