a low turnout for a second round with no excitement

President Denis Sassou Nguesso’s party has already won an absolute majority in the first round. 20 places remain to be filled. This voting day was generally calm, but without the enthusiasm of the first round on 10 July.

as reported from Brazzaville, Loicia Martial

In the center of the Soprogi primary school in the Moukondo district, in the fourth arrondissement, the count took place under the gaze of police officers. The militants of the two candidates who clashed had no right to witness the counting. They screamed in anger, thinking they could follow him closely.

Between 7:00 and 18:00 local time, the vote did not mobilize many people. For example, 986 voters were registered at a college in the fourth arrondissement, but less than two hours before the closing of the offices, barely 117 had gone to do their duty. In front of the press, Henri Bouka, chairman of the electoral commission, put into perspective: “The vote did not know a great mobilization in Brazzaville with a participation of around 25%. But a frenzy has been observed inside the country”.

No major incidents have so far been reported in Brazzaville, which had eight constituencies on the ballot. Sunday’s vote involved 25 constituencies across the country. At least 6,000 election workers were deployed.

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