In 2015, Comoros was a semi-presidential republic with a unicameral legislature. The president at the time was Ikililou Dhoinine, who had been in office since 2011. He was elected by popular vote and served a five-year term. The legislature, the Union Assembly of the Comoros, was composed of 33 members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms. See ehealthfacts for Comoros in the year of 2005.
The government of Comoros in 2015 was largely focused on economic development and diversification as well as strengthening democracy and human rights. A number of initiatives were taken during this period to improve the country’s infrastructure and stimulate economic growth such as streamlining taxation procedures, opening up new investment opportunities, reforming banking regulations and improving access to credit. The government also made efforts to tackle corruption and strengthen good governance practices. Additionally, there were several programs aimed at improving healthcare standards and access to education for all citizens across the country.
The political situation in Comoros remained relatively stable throughout 2015 with no major incidents reported during this period despite some political tensions between the president and opposition parties over certain policies relating to security issues. In general, however, democracy continued to be respected throughout this period with elections taking place regularly according to schedule and legal processes being followed for any disputes that arose within the political system.
Comoros. According to COUNTRYAAH, Moroni is the capital of Comoros which is located in Eastern Africa. 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.
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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.