Independent Candidature and the Electoral Process in Africa

This study reviews the participation of independent, non-partisan candidates in Africa. It examines the development of competitive elections on the continent between 1945 and 2005, a period which includes both decolonisation and democratic transition elections. It also focuses on the participation of independent candidates in these elections at both legislative and presidential levels. It further analyses the place of independent candidature in the continent’s future electoral processes.

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Categories: Journal of African Elections
Tags: Association Pour la Promotion Sociale des Masses (APROSOMA), First-Pass-the-Post (FPTP), Kenyan African Democratic Union (Kadu), Kenyan African National Union (Kanu), mixed member proportional (MMP), National Council of Sierra Leone (NCSL), political independence, Rassemblement Democratique des Rwandais (RADER), Sierra Leone Independence Movement (SLIM), Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), Union National Rwandais (UNAR), United Progressive Party (UPP)