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Parliamentary elections slated for 29th March - IEC

Jan 4, 2012, 12:52 PM

The Independent Electoral Commission has announced that it will conduct elections for the National Assembly on 29th March 2011.

A press release from the Commission said yesterday that nomination of candidates will take place at the IEC regional offices across the country from Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th March 2012.

Campaigning, according to the release, will commence on Wednesday 14th March and end on Tuesday 27th March 2012.

It is worth noting that out of a total of 53 seats in the National Assembly, the ruling Alliance Patriotic Reorientation and Construction has 47 of which 5 are nominated MPs.

The opposition United Democratic Party has only four seats, while the National Alliance for Democracy and Development has one seat, and one seat is held by an independent candidate.