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03 Apr 2020 | 06:40 AM UTC

Chad: Legislative elections to be held on December 13 /update 3

Postponed legislative elections to be held on December 13; increase in political events expected

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Event

On Friday, February 14, the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) announced that the legislative elections, initially scheduled to take place in 2015, will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2020. According to media sources, the official electoral campaign is scheduled to start on Saturday, November 21.

An increased security presence is likely at any political rallies or gatherings, and clashes between protesters and security personnel are possible.

Context

The Chadian legislative elections have been postponed several times due to the need to implement electoral reforms, and economic difficulties as a result of a drop in global oil price.

Advice

Individuals in Chad are advised to monitor the situation and avoid all protests as a precaution due to the risk of violence