MAPUTO– Mozambique’s National Elections Commission (CNE) has announced that it is delaying the registration of political parties for the Oct 10, 2018 municipal elections by a fortnight as a result of the postponement of voter registration by almost three weeks.
Voter registration was to have run from March 1 to April 20, but the dates were changed March 19 until May 17 and the original schedule was for political parties or coalition of parties or independent citizens’ groups wishing to contest local elections to register with the CNE between June 1 and 15.
CNE spokesperson Paulo Cuinica told the media here Wednesday that the period for those wishing to stand as candidates to register their intention with the CNE has been pushed forward to June 15 to 30.
One serious problem for the CNE is that the law governing municipal elections is about to be changed, following the constitutional amendments passed last week by the Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic.
Cuinica said the CNE will continue to work with the current law but it could adjust its activities to the new law, when it is passed at an extraordinary sitting of the Assembly to be held in June and gazetted.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK