Motorcycle drivers rallied with the opposition to express disappointment with the electoral commission as Friday is the last day of campaigning for the legislative elections in the Republic of Benin

Motorcycle drivers rallied with the opposition to express disappointment with the electoral commission as Friday is the last day of campaigning for the legislative elections in the Republic of Benin

 

Electoral body blocks all opposition as Benin heads for poll on Sunday

Opposition members are protesting in Cotonou, the Benin Republic capital city over the blockade of opposition members from participating in the Sunday’s legislative elections.

Motorcycle drivers rallied with the opposition to express disappointment with the electoral commission as Friday is the last day of campaigning for the legislative elections in the Republic of Benin.  

BBC reports say the process has been marred with controversy as no opposition party will be on the ballot.

“The electoral commission blocked five opposition parties from taking part in Sunday’s polls on a technicality.

The two parties that met the criteria are loyal to President Talon, who’s been in power since 2016.

The opposition, including two former presidents, have held demonstrations in the capital Cotonou.

There are fears that with no opposition parties in parliament, the country’s democracy could be weakened”, said the report.

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