Opposition withdraw from Electoral Commission
The 24th April Presidential poll now looks uncertain as opposition parties withdrew from the electoral commission yesterday (25th March 2011).
The electoral commission requires two thirds of its 31 members to be present for it to be able to carry out its electoral duties. With the 15 members from the opposition parties being absent this will stop the work of the commission and create an impasse for the presidential election.
Three of the five candidates had already decided to boycott the presidential election because of problems with the work of the commission.