The Convention of Civil Society Organizations for Domestic Election Monitoring (CODEL) will deploy 5,000 observers across Burkina Faso national territory to “monitor” the conduct of October 11, 2015 elections, the organization said on Monday.
The group said the team will be comprised of 4,000 normal observers and 1,000 special observers who will conduct a parallel tallying of votes in some of the 17,931 polling stations across the country.
CODEL is a grouping of about 100 local civil society organizations that created a platform for monitoring both presidential and legislative elections aimed at ending the transition which began after the fall of Blaise Compaore’s regime in October last year.
“CODEL will set up a situation room that will serve as a permanent center for analysis and providing early warning for any crisis situation,” the organization’s president Me Halidou Ouedraogo said.
He said CODEL will help to collect information “in real time,” using various information resources, especially information and communication technologies.
Candidates in these elections which are considered crucial for observers, will start filing their nomination papers on Friday. Over 5.5 million voters have been registered to cast their votes. Enditem