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Long lines at polling stations Kenya for presidential election

Long lines at polling stations Kenya for presidential election

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Three hours before the polling stations in Kenya opened, were people already in long lines waiting to cast their vote.

The election Tuesday to run for president Uhuru Kenyatta and his main opponent Raila Odinga. According to the BBC, it is a neck-to-nekrace. Eight presidential candidates do in total.

Kenyatta called on all 19 million voters to vote, and that “in peace” to do. “If you want your voice to have released, please go home,” he said Monday. To be the president is the half of the votes plus one vote needed. If that is not of the candidates, a second round.

The counting of votes in Kenya showed in the last elections is a problem. In 2013, haperden the electronic voting machines while in 2007 the winner was announced while the counting is still going on. It is feared that this year the elections are not without flaws are due to expire.

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Three hours before the polling stations in Kenya opened, were people already in long lines waiting to cast their vote.
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The election Tuesday to run for president Uhuru Kenyatta and his main opponent Raila Odinga.
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Kenyatta called on all 19 million voters to vote, and that “in peace” to do.
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Kenyatta’s political opponents accuse his government of poor management and corruption. Also was the president previously by the International criminal Court in The Hague indicted for his alleged role in the mass violence after the disputed presidential election at the end of 2007. That took more than a thousand Kenyans life.

There was a conflict over electoral fraud and the question of who the ballot, had won. Kenyatta would people apply violence to commit. Hundreds of thousands of inhabitants of the East African country have been driven from their homes by the politically motivated tribal war. The prosecutors of the court managed not to see the evidence against Kenyatta to get around.

The 72-year-old Odinga is doing for the third time to the presidential elections. In 2013, he lost a little of his 55-year-old rival.

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