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Vol 54 No 3

Published 1st February 2013


Holding their breath

As opinion polls say the race for the presidency is too close to call, a huge burden falls on the reformed electoral commission

On 4 March, Kenyans will vote for six different offices: president, senators, county governors, members of parliament, civic councillors and women’s county representatives. Under the new constitution, the winning presidential candidate must secure over 50% of the vote. For the first time in Kenya, a presidential election may go to a run-off. Yet many people do not understand the new posts and rules, including some politicians, election observers and officials.

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