US News Chad: The compilation of the presidential results continues
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Chad is still waiting for the results of the first turn of the presidential election of April 11th. Five days after the vote, the compilation of the results is in progress. It is a real ant work that takes place at the permanent office of elections.
With our corresponding in Ndjamena, Aurélie Bazzara-Kibangula
behind the imposing entrance grids of the permanent election office, it is the effervescence. This is where the results are compiled. A process done in camera.
The minutes arrive under sealed from the different provinces of the country by plane or by terrestrial voice. "A long journey due to disastrous roads" entrusted us with a delegate from the office.
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The results of three provinces, the Batha, the western logone and the means Chari are still being transported to the capital.
Once there, the 22,474 minutes are sorted and transmitted in a computer entry room. "Agents are being recruited to accelerate the cadence," says a member of the Ceni.
Some partial results were announced by the Electoral Commission. This is a first in Chad, who used to announce the entire provisional results directly.
But it's too early to give a trend, including the participation rate,tower. According to the Electoral Code, Cennel has until 25 April maximum to announce the provisional results.
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