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Paragraph 9

Although the Code continues to be improved, there are areas in the Code that should be addressed in future amendments, these include:  

Provisions which grant special candidacy rights for National Assembly elections to the chairpersons of political parties.

Requirements for signature support for candidacy for non-parliamentary parties;

Ambiguous requirements for including women candidates on lists of candidates;

Provisions on access to media, paid political advertising and public funding of campaigns that provide less favourable treatment to non-parliamentary political parties, and

Provisions for removal of members of lower election commissions that may hinder the professional and non-partisan performance of the election administration.