KING WRONG ON ELECTION SUPPORT

From Swazi Media Commentary Mon Feb 18 2013, 02:38:00

King Mwsati of Swaziland seriously misled his subjects and the international community when he said that the Pan African Parliament (PAP) observers at the national election in the kingdom in 2008 had said, 'Africa has a lot to learn from the Swazi electoral system.'

In fact nowhere in the official PAP report is anything remotely like that stated.

Instead, it listed seven 'challenges' Swaziland faced in its elections, putting the banning of political parties in the kingdom top of its concerns. This did not meet 'regional and international standards and principles for democratic elections', PAP reported.

King Mwsati rules Swaziland as sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch.

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