Electoral abstentions in Africa: A practice that impacts on democracy
There are many Africans who want to see things changed, but very few of them are in possession of an electoral map or are willing to go to the polls during elections. For some of them, voting is a waste of time, because they generally say the results are known in advance. In their logic, the elections in Africa would be only rituals, special effects and buffoonery that the voters consider only as useless political and financial luxury. For others, politics is much more like a myth where, when the question is put to them, the usual answer very often put forward is that they are not interested in it because all the politicians are licensed thieves and inveterate liars. In either case, the liabilities observed on the African continent do not help too much for the circumstance. With figures of the order of more than 50%, the phenomenon of electoral abstentions breaks all records in Africa.
18 September 2019