The pre-election campaign became active during the reporting period. ISFED monitored 40 meetings held by parties and their candidates with public. Regrettably, the reporting period was marked by acts of violence against political opponents during primaries of the United National Movement (UNM), as well as individual cases of abuse of state resources, campaigning by unauthorized individuals (one case) and hindrance work of a representative of monitoring organization (two cases).
Registration of presidential candidates and initiative groups with the Central Elections Commission (CEC) is now underway. Registration of holders of dual citizenship has proven to be most problematic.
Second Pre-election Report 20july-4 August
Publishing this report was made possible with the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI). The contents of the report belong solely to ISFED and do not necessarily reflect the views of NDI, USAID or the United States Government