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President of the National Elections Commission states that the electoral process took place “normally”

Praia, Oct 26 (Inforpress) – The president of the National Elections Commission (CNE), Maria do Rosário Gonçalves, told Inforpress that the process took place “normally” and without major incidents could jeopardize normal functioning polling stations.

“We believe that we were able to provide Cabo Verde and Cabo Verdeans with good service and we were able to hold these elections in this difficult context [of the COVID-19 pandemic],” said the head of the electoral administration, acknowledging, however, that some logistical fails were registered, but not affected the start of the electoral process scheduled for seven in the morning.

When asked about the abstention, Maria do Rosário admitted that it was too early for any pronouncement in this regard, given the polls had just closed.

However, we believe that Cabo Verdeans went to the polls en masse,” said the CNE president, who was grateful to everyone involved in these elections.

Regarding some registered failures, he ensured that, in due course, the entity responsible for logistical and operational support [Directorate General for Support to the Electoral Process] will have to be called in to report and clarify the failures have occurred.


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