Sabahi (Washington, DC)

Djibouti City Prefect Assesses Election Preparedness

Prefect of Djibouti City Moumin Ahmed Cheick last week met with sub-prefects, 40 school directors and the director of roads to discuss preparations for parliamentary elections on February 22nd, Djibouti's La Nation reported Monday (February 4th).

The voting population of the capital city has increased by 13% since the last municipal elections were held in 2012, requiring adaptations at voting centres.

The group discussed the appropriate placement and furnishing of voting centres throughout the city in about 30 schools and in the Office of Roads. Participants discussed methods of meeting legal requirements for voting centres, including providing furniture, equipment and lighting.

Candidates from the Republic Alliance for Development, the Djibouti Party for Development, the National Democratic Party and some individual members from Model will run under the opposition coalition Union for the National Salvation.

The ruling Union for Presidential Majority will comprise candidates from the People's Rally for Progress, the Front for the Restoration of Unity and Democracy, the Union of Reform Partisans,the Social Democratic Party, and the Authentic National Democratic party.

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