World: Congo-B.: Beginning of the examination of the appeals in annulment of the legislative elections

Congo -B.: The Congolese Labor Party won the legislative elections with 111 deputies

 Congo -B.: The Congolese Labor Party won the legislative elections with 111 deputies © AFP - Alexis Huguet The supporters of the reelected President of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso meet to celebrate the results of the elections before the headquarters of the Congolese Labor Party (PCT) in power in Brazzaville on March 23, 2021 (illustration photo). The presidential party had already won 102 seats of deputies during the first round of the legislative elections on July 10.

Vue d'un bureau de vote avec matériel et agents électoraux au centre de vote Nkeoua Joseph de Bacongo, à Brazzaville, au Congo-Brazzaville. © Loïcia Martial / RFI View of a polling station with equipment and electoral agents at the Nkeoua Joseph de Bacongo voting center, in Brazzaville, in Congo Brazzaville.

in Congo-Brazzaville, the Constitutional Court, an electoral litigation judge, began to examine Thursday August 11 thirty appeals in annulment within the framework of the legislative elections of July 10 and 31. These appeals were mostly introduced by independent candidates, convinced that the results which give them losers do not reflect the reality of the ballot boxes.

With our correspondent in Brazzaville, Loïcia Martial

The public hearing was opened in the presence of unhappy candidates accompanied for some by their lawyers.

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 Legislative in Congo-B.: What party will the opposition lead? © AFP - Alexis Huguet voting operation in Congo -Brazzaville. The Union of Humanist Democrats (UDH-Yuki) of the deceased opponent Guy-Brice Perfect Kolelas won seven seats to the new National Assembly, the same number of elected officials as the Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UPADS ), until then the first opposition formation. With our correspondent in Brazzaville, Loïcia Martial within the Upads, Pan -African opinion for social democracy is disappointment.

The appeals were mainly filed against the Congolese Labor Party (PCT), who went to power which alone obtained 111 of the 151 seats of the National Assembly which he has controlled since 2002.

These appeals coming in majority of independent candidates also aim at certain elected officials of satellite parties at the PCT.

The Union of Humanist Democrats (UDH-Yuki) of the deceased opponent Guy-Brice Perfect Kolélas has deposited six requests. This training gleaned seven seats at the end of the legislative elections, as well as the Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UPADS), hitherto first force of the parliamentary opposition. She therefore hopes to earn at least one more seat in this arbitration of the Constitutional Court, and exceed the UPADS to obtain the place of leader of the opposition.

The results of the Court are planned for tomorrow Saturday.

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