Dakar, Nov 27 (APS) – Interior Minister Aly Ngouille Ndiaye said on Tuesday that there is only one polling station in Senegal, not three as some members of Senegal. the opposition.
"There is only one file and not three files as mentioned by some," he refuted, answering questions from some MPs on issues related to the electoral process ahead of the February 24 presidential election.
Concerning concerns about the reliability of the electoral register, he assured Members of the European Parliament to recall the conclusions of the audit report on the European Union (EU) commissioned electoral process in February 2018.
The Minister of the Interior, who spoke during the review of his ministry's budget for the year 2019, states that these auditors concluded the report in these terms: "Therefore, we can state that the archive, although it is perfectible, is coherent, good quality and provides a solid basis for organizing the next elections. "
The Minister of the Interior also spoke on the request of the candidates declared in the presidential elections to have the electoral register.
Aly Ngouille recalled in this regard the provisions of the Electoral Code, in particular Article L11, which stipulates that the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENA) is responsible for "ensuring that the voters list by polling station is given at least fifteen days before the date of the voting, to the candidates and lists of candidates, in electronic format and on paper & # 39; & # 39 ;.
He said that "electoral registration should not be used for sponsorship operations for presidential candidates (CDP)," ensuring that "all election-related information is available online."
Asked about the idea of automating registration in the electoral registry, he found "the relevant proposal", not without recalling that "in the current state of legislation and regulation," it is not an obligation in Senegal. "