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NEC says ready for Monday polls

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) yesterday started dispatching voting materials to polling stations across the country, a step officials said is one of the last stages in the preparations for Monday’s parliamentary elections. NEC Chairman, Prof. Kalisa Mbanda, told election observers...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 9:19am

NEC briefs candidates ahead of campaigns

National Electoral Commission (NEC) officials yesterday met with the political parties and candidates who will be participating in the September parliamentary elections to brief them about campaign guidelines. Speaking at the ceremony, the Chairperson of NEC, Kalisa Mbanda, told the candidates...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:24am

More women, political parties get green light to contest for parliamentary seats

Two political parties will for the first time front candidates in the forthcoming September Parliamentary elections, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) announced yesterday. At a media briefing held at their offices, the Chairperson of NEC, Kalisa Mbanda, said that the council approved 521...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 9:22am

Women represent 60% of parliamentary candidates

Women are, again, likely to occupy the majority of seats in Parliament, based on the number of candidates who have expressed interest in competing in next month’s elections.  According to figures from the National Electoral Commission (NEC), women represent 61 per cent of the total...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:06am

Polls: NEC predicts stiff competition

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has predicted stiff competition in the September legislative elections, given the high number of candidates who have expressed interest in vying for parliamentary seats. NEC officials said at a news briefing on Thursday that the number of political...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:03am

NEC predicts more participation in Parliamentary polls

  The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has predicted stiff competition in the September legislative elections, given the high number of candidates who have expressed interest in vying for parliamentary seats. NEC officials said at a press briefing on Thursday that the number of political...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 6:34pm

Submission of parliamentary candidatures ends

The National Electoral Commission (NEC)  closed receiving candidatures for the upcoming parliamentary elections yesterday. The two-week exercise started on July 12 where hopefuls were required to have collected at least 600 signatures from across the country, at least 20 from every district....

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 1:01am

AU delegation jets in for pre-parliamentary election assessment

A delegation from the African Union is in Rwanda to assess the country’s preparedness for the upcoming parliamentary elections due in September this year. During the five-day visit, the Mission will establish benchmarks in assessing the overall process and offer practical recommendations to...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 1:50am

Parliamentary polls: NEC to start receiving candidatures tomorrow

Sixteen independent candidates including one woman have expressed interest to run in September Parliamentary elections, by picking nomination forms from the National Electoral Commission (NEC). According to the Commission’s chairperson, Prof Kalisa Mbanda, the 16 individuals who are not...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:38am

Women urged to take up more leadership positions

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) and various gender organisations in the country have encouraged women to run for decision making positions. This was said during a one day meeting to discuss gender and elections last week at Lemigo hotel where the Electoral Commission observed that women...

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 4:30am

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