POLITICS. The National Council of the Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UPADS), decided this Friday at the end of the day, the debate on its participation in the presidential election of March 21, 2021. There will be no UPADS candidate for this election.
Presumably, the party of the late Pascal Lissouba, former President of the Congo (1992-1997) questioned the conditions for organizing the poll.
UPADS would have liked a general census of the population and the establishment of an independent electoral commission, with full powers. Complaints that would not be accessible a few hours before the end of the session of the National Council which is held in Diata, Brazzaville.
As a result, the Three Palm Party will not support either an opposition candidate or a majority candidate, according to the UPADS spokesperson.
The participation of UPADS in the presidential election of 2016 was a real pantalonnade, less than 5% of the votes obtained, according to the official results.
The UPADS thus follows the line of MUST, the party of Claudine Munari which had decided in early January not to participate in this election.
By Arsène SEVERIN- Journalist (Fb)