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Broadway.com Readers Pick Who Should Play Katniss in a Hunger Games Musical

first_img LEA MICHELE LAURA OSNES View Comments EMMA STONE LINDSAY MENDEZ The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 is the hottest movie of the holiday season, and because we’re Broadway.com, we immediately started wondering what the hit movie franchise would look like as a musical. Tap-dancing tributes, a Phantom of the Opera-esque love trio with Peeta and Gale, a tearful ballad about eating berries…come on, you know you’d go see it. So on the awesome site Culturalist, we asked you to pick the top 10 actresses you’d love to see play Katniss in our imaginary musical adaptation. Hundreds of fans voted, and the results are in—check out the top 10 picks for Katniss below! CHRISTINE DWYERcenter_img CIARA RENEE KRYSTA RODRIGUEZ JENNIFER DAMIANO NAYA RIVERA SAMANTHA BARKSlast_img read more

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Whatever Works

first_imgEmma Sidoli at Triple FallsIs it bad to bribe your kid with candy? Will I get in trouble for even asking the question? Before you respond with shock and horror, let me state for the record that my daughter is not overweight or unhealthy. To me, she looks about like all the other seventh graders in her school. Her pediatrician assures us that she is in the appropriate height and weight ranges for her age.Yet, like any other concerned parent, I worry about the alarming obesity stats in our nation, particularly among our kids. I think about issues like our supersized culture and sugar in schools. I become enraged when I hear that her limited outdoor recess time has been replaced again by a classroom “dance party” because the teacher did not want to take the kids outside in temps below 70 or above 75. And I hate the fact that my daughter seems to prefer playing Super Mario Bros to being outdoors.Knowing what an outdoor junkie I am, one might assume that my kid would be just as passionate about playing in the woods. Not so. On the eve of our summer trip out west, as I gathered the camping gear and gushed about the beauty of Yellowstone and Bryce Canyon, she informed me that she prefers “luxury vacations”. To which I replied that she should be thankful that I was packing the Therm-A-Rest.Being the trooper that she can be when she puts her mind to it, she made the best of the situation and in the process, learned how to pitch a tent and keep a campfire going. She hiked more than she had previously believed was humanly possible with nary a complaint, even when the three mile round trip to the waterfall turned into a six mile slog without any water in sight. Okay, so she and her cousin did spend an inordinate amount of time charging their various electronics in the bathrooms that we did get to visit. At least they weren’t like the French girls we encountered, whose primary camping activities seemed to be blow drying their hair and applying make up.All in all, it was a fantastic trip and one that I hoped had installed a love of the outdoors in my tween. When we returned home, scraped up from a mountain bike wreck in Park City and sunburned from a long hike across the Utah desert, but happy and strong, I mistakenly assumed that our wilderness adventures would continue. Alas, the call of the Wii was just too strong. I had to come up with some motivation that would prevail over the seductive siren song of the electronic world.Enter the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy Hiking Challenge. I stumbled upon it one day and knew right away that it was just the sort of thing for me and my hardly hardcore kid. You complete eight hikes in the southern Appalachians, get to check out some of the most beautiful areas in the region, support a local nonprofit, and are rewarded with a very cool hiking patch and certificate. And a twenty-dollar gift certificate for Mast General Store.While idea of a patch and certificate wasn’t too motivating for my daughter, her ears perked right up at the mention of that last prize. “Of course,” I responded to her question about whether she could spend the card on anything she wanted. As soon as the words left my mouth, I remembered the bulk candy bins at that store. While I was picturing weekend treks into the Great Outdoors, her head was swirling with visions of gumballs and Jolly Ranchers. Before I could change my mind, she was signed up and anxious to get going on the hikes. We’d tackle the first one that very afternoon. Now, with four down and another on the agenda for this weekend, we’re well on our way to completing the challenge. I’m achieving my goal of spending more time in the woods with my kid and she’s realizing her dream of…candy? Which brings me back to my original question. Have I just become the enemy of dentists and pediatricians everywhere, or am I just doing whatever it takes to get my kid outside?last_img read more

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Nedo Pinezić: The destination has become a “hotel”

first_imgTourist destination – a destination today, operates on the principle of a reputable hotel, once..Arthur Hailey’s novel “Hotel” is one of the best readings that describes life, the “living being” of a reputable hotel that once boasted impeccable service in all segments. Those were the times when staying in such a hotel was a special experience. Each hotel in the 19th and 20th centuries had its clientele, its guests. Staying in a status hotel was not possible, it was not available to everyone. The hotel staff, on the other hand, had the mission of pleasing every guest, smoothing out any disagreement, defending the hotel and its guests from any inconvenience. The hotel was supposed to look neat, tidy, down to the last detail at all times. All services at the hotel had to be at the same level of excellence. In short, the hotel staff was part of a special experience. If you haven’t read this book yet, I highly recommend it.DestinationA tourist destination, a destination, was and remains a place of special value. This value is based on climatic benefits, natural beauty, historical, cultural attractions, urban life rhythms or relaxing rural “slow motion”… Destinations have also developed with the development of tourism. Services that once could only be found in a hotel or in a hotel district, are now offered at every turn. Restaurants, bars, cafes (cafes), pastry shops, hairdressers and massage parlors, pedicures, manicures… long ago “came out” of the hotel and occupied the squares and streets of the tourist place. 21st century destinations are increasingly copying each other, so the availability of colorful content is no longer limited to the most famous destinations.Role changeTourists’ habits are changing. They stay in one place shorter and shorter. The mobility of the modern traveler is his trademark today. Get to know the world, visit all continents, feel the rhythm of life of the domicile population, “merge” with the local lifestyle, taste authentic food, walk the streets, bike through nature, paddle lakes, sail the seas… new travelers increasingly difficult to “hold the place”. When traveling, modern tourists want to stay in accommodation for as short a time as possible, spending most of the day exploring the destination. The destination became a “hotel”.Hotel, Arthur Hailey / Source: Etsy.comDestination management organizationIf the destination is a “hotel”, then the functioning of the destination is adjusted to the hotel model. Thus, “hotel rooms” are scattered throughout the destination along the streets that have replaced the hotel corridors. The squares are new lobbies, new lobbies, the tourist board is the reception, the utility company is the technical service of the “hotel”, restaurants and bars are located in all parts of the “hotel” destination. Various service activities, beaches, beaches… everything works within this “hotel”. At the head of such a complex system is the most experienced and capable hotelier, hotel director, mayor. All members of the “management board” are subordinated to him – “hotel detective” (chief of police), “head of technical service” (director of the utility company), “head of food, beverages and services in tourism” (head of the administrative department for tourism), “chief sports and recreation “(director of the municipal company for management of beaches and sports facilities),” head of reception “(director of the tourist office of the Tourist Board),” head of entertainment “(director of the cultural center),” heads of households “(hosts of family accommodation, management agencies real estate, owners of accommodation facilities)… The “Director’s” day begins with a tour of all “hotel” sectors and a short conversation with the bosses. On Mondays, they hold a course where they discuss the announcements of upcoming events in the destination and check all the tasks and procedures related to it. It is really easy to understand the modern needs in destination management when compared to the functioning of a reputable hotel.Can a destination in Croatia be managed efficiently?Imagine a situation in a hotel when the head of the technical service does not carry out the orders of the head of the reception on troubleshooting, or that, say, the head of food, beverages and services in tourism does not have the ability to organize gastronomy according to guest requirements. What kind of hotel manager would he be when he couldn’t do anything about frequent complaints from guests about broken showers at the pool, dirty deck chairs on the beach and torn plants because the head of the technical service and horticulture “is not competent”, “there are no people or funds” “Fix it? Or that a hotel detective can’t stop the noise of alcoholic guests in the wee hours? Or let’s say the head of entertainment organizes a theatrical play by the pool while a pop music concert takes place on the terrace? A hotel cannot function in a way that “the left does not know what the right is doing”. The hotel manager cannot escape the problem, he is expected to solve every problem in the hotel. That’s why the hotel manager is in charge. Everyone listens to him. He is in charge of everyone, he signs everyone’s salary. He hires and fires people. He is the most responsible person in the hotel. Not every accommodation is a hotel, nor is every hotel respectable. Not every place, village, city, tourist destination. It can be a tourist place, a tourist city but not a reputable tourist destination. If there is no firm and efficient administration.The destination became a “hotel” – Nedo PinezicHow to achieve efficiency in destination management?When you decide to take over a hotel, you need to know how it must function in order to be successful. Of course, the “management of the company”, the state government, must be aware of the limitations in the efficient management of tourist destinations. If you want efficiency then you have to “lower” responsibility and authority to the level of the collective. The hotel cannot be managed efficiently “remotely”, the destination cannot be managed effectively without decentralization. The “director” of the “Destination Hotel” must have at his disposal the authority to manage services vital to the functioning of the destination and sufficient money to pay the costs. Decentralization of tax revenues (eg VAT, excise duties) and revenues from sojourn tax and tourist membership fees would certainly help to better manage all sectors of the “hotel”.We all live in a “hotel”Residents of the destination are well-trained employees of the “hotel” who in a period of low occupancy attend various specialist courses to improve their skills and acquire new knowledge. The management of the “hotel” stimulates us with various benefits to raise the level of its service, to offer something new, innovative. On the contrary, we get to know the structure of our guests, their habits and needs. The “reception” helps us with that, so we are ready to welcome guests who are pleasantly surprised by our approach. It’s nice to live in a “hotel”. It’s nice to hang out with people from all over the world. In this way, we experience something new, we enrich our lives with new knowledge, exchanges of experiences, new acquaintances and friendships. Thanks to efficient management, our “hotel”, although small, provides living comfort like big houses. We lack nothing. We have an enviable standard of living. We are happy that the “hotel” chose us as its associates and that the guests appreciate our hotel. It makes us all happy. In the “hotel” we are all like one family.Hotel 2Arthur Hailey is unfortunately no longer with us. Someone else will have to write a sequel to the novel “Hotel 2”. Perhaps the plot of this novel will take place in an emerging tourist destination that is gradually transforming from an inn into a reputable hotel. In fact, short stories on the subject are already being written. A serious novel requires character characters and a beginning that leads to a meaningful ending. For now, it’s hard to find an inspiring setting, but maybe someone is inspired by Hailey’s novel, maybe it’s some little-known place until yesterday that will shine with new splendor. Who knows ?Published by: Nedo Pinezićlast_img read more

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Klisović: Nautics lost the entire pre-season, we can’t afford to lose the post-season

first_imgA couple of isolated micro-hotspots (clubs and a very young population) are put in the foreground, while the nautical season passes in perfect self-isolation for all guests (mostly families, couples and the elderly population with higher daily consumption). “We lost the whole pre-season, we can’t afford to lose the post-season “, said Klisović and added that, if nothing is done, we will not only lose the post-season, but also part of the charter companies, ie jobs directly or indirectly related to them.  “Guests who have come in spite of everything or just want to come, and their home countries require them to be tested on return, we must provide efficient and cheap testing for coronavirus,” he pointed out Paško Klisović, President of the Association of Boat Accommodation Providers – charter HGK added that the guests are not happy with the development of the situation and putting Croatia and some of its counties on the red lists. Their general comment, Klisović said, is that they are safer here in Croatia than at home or at work, and they also enjoy it. Charter should be promoted as the safest form of vacation At the proposal of the Association of Accommodation Providers on Boats – charter The Croatian Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Šibenik-Knin County Tourist Board, the County Crisis Staff, the Šibenik-Knin County Public Health Institute and the Šibenik Health Center, organized a tourist testing point, and the same was requested for the Zadar County Tourist Board.center_img The Association says that they still have a large number of booked arrangements that have not been canceled and are afraid that due to risky mass tourist facilities, which last much shorter than the charter season and whose guests spend an third of the average consumption of charter guests, they will sacrifice literally half of the charter season. In view of all this, the Association says that it is urgent to introduce and implement measures that can reduce the number of daily infections to at least a month ago, provide as many points for fast and affordable testing of guests as a condition for returning home. the state. They also point out that we must diplomatically and marketing promote nautical tourism as a specific type of vacation, which by all elements is currently the safest form of tourism. “We keep repeating what everyone already knows. Nautics and charter are by far the safest form of vacation. Charter guests from their own car go directly to the boats where they stay in their intimate environment for seven or more days, do not go to any party events but only to marinas and restaurants where there will be no crowds now anyway”, Says Klisović and adds that the charter also has its own protocol for receiving guests and handing over ships, which guarantees a high level of security. Marinas also have their own protocols that are extra security.last_img read more

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Grim economic data reveals virus devastation

first_imgBut experts have warned that social distancing will remain necessary until a vaccine is developed — and governments are keen to avoid a devastating second wave of infections.Britain was on Thursday reviewing lockdown measures, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson expected to offer a roadmap on easing restrictions on Sunday.Johnson — who himself was hospitalized for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus — said: “We will proceed with maximum caution”. Minorities at higher risk Scientists are not only working hard to produce a vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus but also to determine all of the symptoms it provokes.”At the outset, we were told to watch out for headaches, fever and a light cough,” recalls Sylvie Monnoye, a family doctor in central Paris for nearly three decades.”Then they added a runny nose and a scratchy throat. After that, digestive problems, including stomach aches and severe diarrhea,” she added.”We started to think that we should suspect everything,” said Monnoye, dressed from head-to-toe in protective wear.In Britain, studies have shown that ethnic minorities are at much greater risk from the pandemic, with the Office for National Statistics saying black men and women were more than four times more likely to die with coronavirus than white people in England and Wales.In Brazil, a similar pattern has emerged, with blacks dying at a higher rate, statistics show.Topics : Moscow extends lockdownMost of Europe has seen a significant drop in the number of new infections and deaths from the virus, but cases are on the rise in Russia. On Thursday, it reported another record increase with more than 11,000 new infections. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced that lockdown measures would be extended in the capital until May 31.The United States remains the hardest-hit country, with more than 1.25 million cases and over 75,000 deaths. More than 2,400 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, according to Johns Hopkins University.But Trump has said it is crucial to re-open the shuttered economy.The new jobless claims announced Thursday bring the total to a staggering 33.5 million newly unemployed since mid-March. “We will vanquish the virus, we will defeat the enemy. We will not fail,” Trump said.Also Thursday, the White House said a military aide — reportedly working as a valet for Trump — had tested positive for coronavirus, but the president has not been infected. Trouble for tourism  The easing has already begun in Germany, Europe’s largest economy, while France is due on Monday to start emerging from a lockdown that began in mid-March. But French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said four regions including the greater Paris area would see a more limited easing of restrictions as the number of cases “remains high — higher than we would have hoped”.Economists have been warning for weeks that the pandemic will lead to the worst global economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, and new data are revealing the extent of the damage.Beyond the US jobless figures, Germany said its industrial production fell by 9.2 percent month-on-month in March, while in France it dropped 16.2 percent.In Brazil, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said the country could begin to face food shortages in a month’s time and “production may become disorganized, leading to a system of economic collapse, of social disorder.”Brazil has been hit hard by the pandemic, with more than 135,000 cases and 9,146 deaths. That is more than half the 16,000 deaths in all of Latin America.Globally, airlines and travel are among the sectors worst hit by the pandemic, with flights grounded worldwide and social distancing measures severely limiting leisure and business trips.The World Tourism Organization said Thursday that the number of international tourist arrivals will plunge by 60 to 80 percent in 2020 because of the pandemic.Cruise lines, shut down because of the pandemic, are still struggling to repatriate tens of thousands of crew members stranded aboard ships at sea.”We are desperate to get home,” says Jessica Furlan, who works on the Celebrity Infinity, which is in limbo somewhere between Florida and the Bahamas.center_img Nations around the world are under huge pressure to ease the economic pain caused by measures to halt the spread of the virus, which has claimed more than 266,000 lives, infected 3.8 million and left half of humanity under some form of lockdown.Across Europe, many countries are now easing restrictions, with some shops and schools re-opening across the region, Italy allowing Catholics to soon attend mass, and Norway to open up pubs on June 1.US President Donald Trump is also pushing for lockdowns to be lifted, as he tries to steady the world’s largest economy before voters head to the polls in November.”This country can’t stay closed and locked down for years,” he said Thursday at a meeting with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, whose state was one of the first to lift stay-at-home rules. A new raft of bleak economic data laid bare the crippling worldwide impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, as hard-hit Europe moved to further ease lockdown measures in a bid to get people back to work.The United States said another 3.2 million people filed unemployment claims last week, while Germany and France reported major slumps in industrial production and Britain said its economic output would plummet by 14 percent this year.A top Brazilian minister warned that Latin America’s biggest economy — and the region’s virus epicenter — risked “collapse” if stay-at-home measures were not soon lifted.last_img read more

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Arsenal fans love Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s reaction to Gabriel Martinelli’s goals against Standard Liege

first_img Read More 1/1 Arsenal fans love Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s reaction to Gabriel Martinelli’s goals against Standard Liege More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Skip Ad About Connatix V67539 Aubameyang was beaming with delight on Arsenal’s bench after Martinelli’s goals (BT Sport)Aubameyang could hide his delight on the Arsenal bench as he the television cameras caught his beaming smile during Martinelli’s celebrations.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd Arsenal fans were loving the reaction from their top scorer… Read More Full Screen Read More PLAY Read More Comment by Metro Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Manchester United captain Harry Maguire center_img Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip Advertisement SPONSORED 1 min. story Coming Next / Top articles The Brazilian then showed brilliant close control inside Standard’s area to score his second as he whipped a low strike into the side netting, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance. Gabriel Martinelli scored twice for Arsenal as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang watched on (Getty/BT Sport)Arsenal fans were loving Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s reaction as Gabriel Martinelli stole the show in Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Standard Liege.Aubameyang was given a rest on Thursday evening as Unai Emery opted to use Martinelli as the spearhead for his attack.And the 18-year-old got off to a flying start by scoring two goals in the space of three minutes.His first came after he made a darting run near the front post to meet Kieran Tierney’s cross and his header flew past the Standard Liege goalkeeper.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterThursday 3 Oct 2019 9:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link14.4kShares Advertisement Video Settingslast_img read more

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BLOG: Watch Governor Wolf’s #PAbudget Facebook Town Hall

first_img By: Krystal Bonner, Digital Director BLOG: Watch Governor Wolf’s #PAbudget Facebook Town Hall SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Budget News,  The Blog,  Videos Today, Governor Tom Wolf held a Facebook Town Hall on his 2016-2017 Budget Proposal, unveiled earlier today.Facebook users from Ephrata to Kresgeville to Philadelphia asked the governor questions about tuition costs, property taxes, transportation funding, the budget process, and more.If you missed the live stream on the governor’s Facebook page, watch this recording of the Facebook Town Hall below — and find out more about the governor’s budget at governor.pa.gov/budget-news.center_img You can find updates and behind-the-scenes content on the 2016-2017 budget announcement on our Facebook and Twitter all this week.Read more posts about Governor Wolf’s 2016-17 budget.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf February 09, 2016last_img read more

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This ground-floor apartment enjoys wide water views

first_img4/8 Goodwin St, Kangaroo PointOther features of the apartment include reverse-cycle ducted airconditioning, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, a 3000L water tank with pump, an in-ground sprinkler system, Crimsafe security screens, secure side-by-side car parking and abundant storage both inside and out.Furthermore, residents’ amenities include a heated pool, sauna and gym, with entry to the building via a lavish foyer with 24-hour security including an on-site manager. Agent Phil Waight said the apartment also enjoyed direct, private access to the riverside walkway, where potential buyers could ride the free ferry for quick and convenient access to the CBD, New Farm and South Bank. 4/8 Goodwin St, Kangaroo PointMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoBoth of these bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and open to a courtyard that surrounds the apartment. This courtyard, along with the covered terrace at the rear, is bordered by established gardens, creating a private oasis for outdoor entertaining.Back inside, the kitchen is complemented by black granite benchtops, two-pack cabinetry and plenty of cupboard space, with the living hub decorated in neutral tones.Near the lounge, in the far left corner of the apartment, is the main bedroom, featuring a walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite with timber cabinetry, twin vanities, a shower and spa, and access to the rear terrace. 4/8 Goodwin St, Kangaroo PointENJOY impressive wide river views from the expansive covered, tiled terrace of this northeast-facing, three-bedroom riverside apartment, at Kangaroo Point.Positioned at ground level, the apartment has a sophisticated floorplan with open lounge and dining areas attracting ample natural light and cooling breezes through large glass windows and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors.An entrance hallway passes two bedrooms, a bathroom and laundry before reaching the residence’s main living hub and kitchen.center_img 4/8 Goodwin St, Kangaroo Point“This privileged location sets the scene for an ultimate satisfying lifestyle, with its premier riverfront address capturing stunning wide water views,” Mr Waight said.“The apartment is only 1km from the glitz and glam of Brisbane’s CBD, with fabulous cafes, fine dining, first-class shopping and exciting entertainment options all at your doorstep.”last_img read more

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Buyer uses super fund to buy two homes in Brisbane suburb

first_img492 – 494 Samford Road, Gaythorne. 492 – 494 Samford Road, Gaythorne.A local buyer has used their self-managed super fund to buy two homes on a 1214sq m block at Gaythorne.The property was sold for $1.075  million on March 27.Ray White Samford selling agent Edward Singleton said the market response to the two adjoining homes at 492-494 Samford Rd was positive right from the start.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“Although no development application (DA) was in place, the strong holding income, combined with the demand for new apartments in Gaythorne, made this site an attractive proposition,” Mr Singleton said. 492 – 494 Samford Road, Gaythorne.He said the buyers were a local family who made the purchase with an intent to obtain a DA and onsell the property in the next two to five years.“Interestingly, it was purchased utilising a self-managed super fund, reflecting the growing number of investors purchasing with an eye to the future,” he said.“This is not a new experience for the family, having successfully sold two similar properties in which they purchased, added the DA, and then onsold.” The property has more than 34m of north-facing road frontage and is within walking distance to the train station.last_img read more

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Local elections in Benin postponed to June 28

first_img(Xinhua) — The Constitutional Court of Benin has authorized the postponement of the municipal, communal and local elections from May 31 to June 28, the Constitutional Court announced here late Tuesday.The Constitutional Court also invited the Head of State of Benin to reconvene the electorate for its consultation on June 26.Emmanuel Tiando, president of the National Autonomous Electoral Commission, had asked for the postponement of municipal and local elections in order to correct some irregularities during the legislative elections on April 26.“We wanted and obtained the consensus of the representatives of political parties and alliances to see these municipal and local elections, to correct certain malfunctions that have staked the laws of April 26, including training of election officials to be deployed in positions of voting and resumption of distributions of voter cards to thousands of voters who were unable to express their rights to vote in parliamentary elections of April 26,” he added.These municipal, communal and local elections will designate 1, 199 municipal and city councilors of the third mandate of the era of democratic renewal in progress since February 1990 in Benin. The 77 mayors, 176 deputy mayors, 546 Borough leaders will be responsible for managing local affairs.last_img read more

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