469 candidates registered
The National Elections Committee has announced that 469 candidates are on the preliminary list for the Federal National Council election to take place on 24th September. The final list will be announced on 28th August.
A record number of 85 women have registered for this election which is for the 20 elected positions in the 40 seat chamber. The electoral college has also been expanded to nearly 130,000 from the 2006 figure of 6,000.
The election takes place on 24th September.