The electoral commission’s recent announcement that it needs 18 months for the revision of voter rolls indicates that the November 2016 deadline mandated by the constitution will not be met – a proposition that the political opposition has rejected.
The delay places the international community, which is expected to finance part of the election process, in a quandary.
Increasing incidents of human rights violations and crackdowns on politicians and activists also complicates matters.
Given these challenges, what can be done to prevent a deadlock in the country? Stephanie Wolters, head of the Conflict Prevention and Analysis division, will present this week’s View on Africa.
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