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25 Feb 2020 | 07:56 AM UTC

Comoros: Incumbent party wins legislative elections February 24 /update 1

The CRC wins legislative elections February 24; political rally possible

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Event

The preliminary results of the second round of the legislative elections held on Sunday, February 23, indicated that the ruling Convention for the Renewal of the Comoros (CRC) party won 20 out of 24 constituencies.

The National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) announced a 71 percent participation rate despite the opposition parties' boycott of the two rounds of the elections.

Context

These elections are the second legislative elections in the nation's history. Political tensions are high on the archipelago; the country saw several coups since the nation's independence in 1975.

Advice

Individuals in Comoros are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate heightened security measures, avoid any public political demonstrations due to the risk of violence, anticipate localized disruptions on January 19, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.