The Electoral Commission announced before the elections that it has intention of declaring the results of the 2020 elections within a 24 hour period after the end of voting.
Here is exactly how many votes it would take for a political party to win the 2020 election.
According to the 1992 constitution, for any political party to win the 2020 election, they must have half of the total votes cast, plus one vote.
So, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter which part has the most votes if they don’t meet that condition. If they don’t have 50% plus one of the votes, there will be a run off. That means within 21 days, there will be a second election between the two parties with the highest number of votes.
After a winner emerges, that candidate will be sworn into office on January 7th 2021.
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