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Date:28 Jan 2016
Africa’s 2015 election experiences present dilemmas for 2016 polls

[Kealeboga J Maphunye] This year, like 2015, promises to be yet another busy year in Africa’s electoral democracy stakes. More than a third of the continent’s 54 countries will conduct polls.

All elections are important, but in some countries they carry particular weight. Key ones coming up are:

Senatorial, state and federal constituency elections in Nigeria. In Africa’s most populous nation elections can serve as a yardstick for advancing electoral democracy. This year’s elections are expected to lead to further governance reforms. They follow last year’s presidential poll which ushered in a new government.

Burkina Faso also experienced fundamental change in 2015 with the departure of President Blaise Compaore. The change must be consolidated with electoral participation of citizens and normalisation of politics in soon-to-be-held municipal elections.

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Source: www.timeslive.co.za 

Kealeboga J Maphunye: Wiphold-Brigalia Bam Chair in Electoral Democracy in Africa, University of South Africa

This article was first published in The Conversation



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