Friday, January 13, 2012

Kenyan Elections update

Kenya's high court ruled today that elections will be held in March 2013 instead of August or December 2012 unless the government is dissolved or the ruling coalition breaks up.  Judge Isaac Lenaola declared that parliment "expires on 14 January 2013, the elections shall be held within 60 days of 15 January 2013," allowing parliment to serve its full term before the next election.  The date of the elections has been controversial with August 2012 set as a date in the new constitution but also the current president was re-elected in December 2007 for a second five-year term.  Under the new ruling President Mwai Kibaki will remain in power until a new president is elected and takes office. Kibaki was elected to his first term in 2002 and is not allowed to run for a third term.

Kenya polls in 2013 unless government dissolved
UPDATE 2-Kenya high court delays elections to March 2013
Kenya’s polls in 2013 unless coalition fails – court

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