Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Gabon President Ali Bongo before they light stacks of Ivory at the Nairobi National Park on April 30, 2016. / AFP / Tony KARUMBA
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Kenya's election commission rejected Thursday opposition calls to resign, saying it was reforming the way it handles technology to avoid repeating the failures of the 2013 vote and taking other steps to ensure next year's polls are smooth.The presidential and parliamentary elections are more than a year away, but politicians are already lining up for what could be a bruising battle in a nation in which violence erupted after the 2007 vote and the result of the 2013 poll was disputed.Members of the opposition Coalition of Reform and Democracy (CORD), which unsuccessfully sought to overturn the 2013 result, staged a street protest at the election commission's office last week demanding it be scrapped and a new body appointed.The 2013 vote, which brought Kenyatta to power, proceeded calmly despite the opposition challenge.
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