Day two: final list of parties, and timeline

With the writs being issued yesterday, we have the final list of political parties registered for the election.

Fifty-four autonomous parties have been registered – which is a significant record, compared to a previous record of 40 in 1998, and only 25 parties running in 2010.

We can now clarify the election timeline. With the election on September 7, rolls will be closing next Monday on 12 August at 8pm.

Nominations will close on 15 August, and will be declared on the 16th. Prepolling will start on Tuesday 20th August, and will run for three weeks.

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