Kenyan parliamentary election, 2007

Kenyan Parliamentary Election, 2007

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Kenyan parliamentary election, 2007

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Parliamentary elections in Kenya were held as part of the Kenyan general election on December 27, 2007; presidential elections were held on the same date. The Standard, October 26, 2007

These parliamentary elections were held to be free and generally fair as opposed to the contested presidential elections. They were remarkable for a number of changes. Amongst these were:
  • Out of 190 outgoing MPs defending their seats only 71 were re-elected.
  • 20 ministers defending their seats were defeated
  • KANU the official opposition party of 2002 which later joined the government was reduced from 62 to 14 seats.
  • 15 female candidates were elected which is the highest number ever in Kenyan history (2002: 9) Election had its bright side despite the gloom EA Standard January 14, 2008


Election Process

The 9th Parliament of Kenya was dissolved on Monday October 22, 2007 , The Standard, October 23, 2007. The date, was officially announced on October 26, 2007 by the Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK), stating the elections will be held on Thursday December 27, 2007. This made it possible for the Speaker to issue writs to the seating MPs thereby declaring the 210 MP positions vacant. The ECK then declared the date on which the general elections would be held. Contenders are required to gain nominations on any of the 144 registered parties...
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