Chad needs 32 billion CFA Francs (62 million U.S. dollars) to organize the forthcoming presidential, legislative and local elections, Planing and International Cooperation Minister Mariam Mahamat Nour said Thursday. elections
“The 32 billion CFA Francs is for electoral operations and other accompanying measures such as training of clerks and purchase of electoral materials,” Madam Nour said.
She was speaking in N’Djamena during a meeting between the Chadian government and its financial partners on mobilization of resources for the electoral cycle.
The minister said the money does not take into account the preparation of the biometric voters’ register which is already being undertaken by the government.
Chad’s last elections held between 2011 and 2012 cost a total of 31 billion CFA Francs, with Chad contributing 29 billion CFA Francs and partners contributing 2 billion CFA Francs.
Repeated delays of the 2014 local elections and 2015 legislative elections forced Chad’s parliament to extend its term that was meant to end on June 20, 2015, until a new parliament is elected.
However, the 2016 presidential elections are expected to go on as planned. Enditem



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