"The raison d’etre of this briefing paper is to examine the political setting for the upcoming elections. This will entail the outlining of the various statutory and legislative instruments that were adopted to provide the institutional framework for the regulation and administration of elections in the country. In addition, the paper will provide an analysis of the activities of the various stakeholders in this process and the extent to which they conform to the regulatory instruments and the effectiveness of the instruments in guaranteeing the electoral choice of citizens as required by the Constitution."