Electioneering campaigns have resumed in the CAR amid a relatively calm political situation, humanitarian sources reported. The UN Security Council has expressed concern over the week-long postponement of the presidential poll and urged all political parties to adhere to the electoral schedule. The delayed poll is due to be held on 19 September.
In a press release sent to IRIN, the electoral commission [CEMI], foreign partners and the UN mission MINURCA said the postponement had enabled preparations for the poll to be finalised. Ballot papers were now available throughout the country, the release said. Failure to print and deliver voting papers had been one of the reasons for postponing the
elections. According to the press release, the technical preparations were now in place to enable the poll to go ahead on Sunday.
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