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Since early Saturday, the first day of the referendum on amendments to the country’s 2014 Constitution, the vicinity of several schools in the middle class neighbourhood of Ain Shams witnessed a celebratory atmosphere as campaigners and individuals affiliated with the election committees used DJs and nationalist songs to attract voters. Polling stations all over …
Central Africans choose a new president and parliament after having voted for a new constitution in a referendum earlier this month. It is a bid for democratic governance amid chronic sectarian violence.
Many have questioned the value of social media as a barometer of public opinion.
Voters standing for hours in snaking lines several hundreds of metres (yards) long and several people thick crowded peacefully outside polling stations to take part in one of the most complex elections Kenya has ever held.
The last time the Palestinians voted was in the general elections of January 2006, which the Islamist Hamas movement won by a landslide.