As uncertainty prevails over whether President Joseph Kabila will seek an unconstitutional third term in office, the DRC’s political opposition at last appears to be making attempts to present a united challenge to his rule. The prospect of the DRC’s political opposition fielding a single unity candidate in the upcoming elections has raised the possibility of the country witnessing a change in government in December 2018.
This is Part III of a three-part series reviewing the future of Africa’s electoral landscape. Today’s contribution looks towards elections in 2019 as the political landscapes in two of Africa’s biggest countries sit on a knife edge, amid allegations of corruption and broken promises.
This is Part II of a three-part series reviewing the future of Africa’s electoral landscape. Today’s contribution assesse elections that are scheduled over the coming 12 months – outlining potential outcomes, the key political players, and the methods through which incumbents will attempt to retain power in the face of increasing competition from strengthening opposition groups.
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This is Part I of a three-part series reviewing the future of Africa’s electoral landscape. Today’s contribution reviews the upcoming elections in the DRC and South Sudan – both have been subjected to various delays as their respective leaders attempt to legitimise their extended stays in power – as well as the aftermaths of various recent elections that are still playing out.
President Lungu’s increasingly authoritarian actions have attracted concerns over Zambia’s democracy. There are indications that the recent declaration of a state of threatened emergency could be a mere ploy to stifle the increasingly vocal opposition.
After handily winning the 2016 elections, Akufo-Addo is set to target Ghana’s financial travails following his 7th January inauguration.
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The Kabila government and the political opposition have reached an agreement to re-schedule the presidential election to December 2017.
Following the expiration of his mandate on 20th December 2016, Kabila was met with public protests as he began his bid to retain power.
NPP’s three-time presidential contender Nana Akufo-Addo finally wrestles incumbency from the NDC in the 7th December elections
A preview of the highly anticipated 7th December 2016 presidential elections
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In a perceived affront to democracy, on 10 Oct 2016, the Ghana Electoral Commission rejected the nomination of 13 candidates to contest the 7 December 2016 presidential polls in a perceived affront to democracy.
DRC’s main opposition alliance has called for a general strike instead of accepting talks with the Kabila government to discuss postponed Presidential elections.
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