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2020 elections: the Mukaza municipal office elected without the opposition

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The Independent Provincial Electoral Commission (CEPI) in Bujumbura City Hall organized, on July 27, a third round of the election of the Mukaza communal office. Only one member of the CNL party out of 16 who was part of the municipal council took part in this vote.

Rénovât Sindayihebura was elected secretary of the municipal council and at the same time administrator of the municipality of Mukaza by the members of the municipal council recently elected in the elections of May 20.

Annick Nsabimana and Jean-Bosco Bizindavyi, for their part, were elected respectively president and vice-president of this communal council. All were elected by the absolute majority: 17 votes out of 32 members of the Mukaza communal council.

“The electoral code is clear. The members of the municipal office must be elected at 50% of the members of the municipal council plus a single member. Which makes 17 votes. So the members of the communal office are legally elected, ”explained Térence Bizimana, president of CEPI in Bujumbura town hall.

While the elections were supposed to start at 8 a.m., voting began at 11 a.m. Only members of the Cndd-fdd and Uprona parties had already voted until noon.

No member of the CNL party was at the polling place. It was not until the afternoon that a single member of the CNL showed up and voted. The countdown began at 4 p.m.

“We should wait until the closing time to ensure that everyone has been able to vote,” said Bizimana, while calling on those who were absent to pull themselves together and participate in the various meetings of the municipal council for the good of the community. common.

Note that these elections were held Friday of last week. The candidates had a tie, twice in succession before being postponed. The Mukaza communal council has 32 members including 14 from the ruling party, two from Uprona and 16 from CNL.

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