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South West Region records lowest attendance at Senatorial elections

The South West Region recorded the lowest attendance at the Senatorial elections that took place over the national territory on Sunday, statistics from the election governing body Elecam reveal.

With over 866 registered councillors in the region, 713 turned up at the polls to vote while about 153 councillors did not bother to show up.

The turnout could be explained by the recent escalating violence in some parts of the regions.

Councillors in the Lebialem Division were reportedly flown in an helicopter to Dschang to go and vote due to the insecurity in the area that has led to the lost of lives and several persons displaced.

The polls were also marred in Bangem by exchange of gunfire between security forces and separatist fighters.

In total, about 203 voters out of the 10.112 eligible voters did not go to the polls which however did not affect the participation at the election which stands at 97.72 percent.

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