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Yearbook 2015

Comoros. According to COUNTRYAAH, Parliamentary elections were held in two rounds in January and February. The election was actually scheduled to be held in April 2014 but was postponed, partly because of problems with distributing voting cards. After the first round of elections, only three of the 24 seats could be allocated. In the other electoral districts, no candidate got more than 50% of the vote, but a second round of elections was required. Since it was held in February, it was clear that President Ikililou Dhoinine's party to the Union for the Development of the Comoros (UDC) has received eight seats. The second largest party with seven seats was Juwa (the "Sun"), led by former President Ahmed Abdallah Zambi. Two parliamentary seats each went to the Comoros Reconstruction Assembly (CRC) and the Comoros Democratic Assembly (RDC). Two more seats went to two small parties, while three independent candidates were given parliamentary seats. The turnout was 71 and 73% respectively in the two rounds.

2015 Comoros

In June, the Comoros and 26 other African countries from Egypt in the north to South Africa in the south agreed on a new free trade agreement, the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA). A prerequisite for the agreement to enter into force is that it be ratified by the national parliaments.

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