-- The Djibouti Radio Television (RTD) will on Monday evening begin to broadcast political debates between candidates of various parties to contest in the Feb. 22 legislative elections. This will be the first televised political debate in the history of the Red Sea country, which has a population of less than a million people. For the next three days, the Djiboutian voters will witness three debates between the heads of various political parties trying to highlight the key points in their manifestos.
The election will be of historic significance as for the first time Djibouti's opposition will have representatives in Parliament. The country adopted a new mode on Nov. 28, 2012, which provides for the majority list voting in the first round and a 20 percent proportional representation......Xinhua)