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Kenya election scenarios and timelines

Image by Nahashon Diaz from Pixabay
Image by Nahashon Diaz from Pixabay

The 2017 Kenyan general elections take place next week but uncertainties remain around the likely scenarios and timelines for the polls. With high scope for a contested outcome prompting both legal petitions and political dialogue, there remain credible conditions under which it will take several weeks for a new government to take office and consolidate its position of authority.

In this note, we explore the most likely scenarios and timelines. These will primarily focus on: 

• a first-round victory (with or without a petition)

• a run-off second-round victory (with or without a petition)

• a highly-flawed election resulting in a prolonged political crisis or even an elections re-run.

Click here to read more: Kenya Election Watch August 2017

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