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IEC publishes the new electoral calendar

Monuc - September 20, 2006

Joseph Kabila - Jean-Pierre BembaThe Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) published on Tuesday September 19 2006, the new electoral calendar which confirms the date of the presidential election run-off on October 29 and the start of the election campaign for October 13 at midnight.
Protests follow burning of Bemba's radio, television stations

IRIN - September 20, 2006

Elections protestFears that fighting could reignite in Kinshasa increased on Tuesday as supporters of presidential contender Jean-Pierre Bemba set up barricades and burned tyres to protest at the destruction of his radio and television stations the day before.
Supreme Court: The second round will take place on October 29

Monuc - September 15, 2006

Elections - CongoThis Friday September 15 2006, the DRC Supreme Court, as well as validating the date of the second round for October 29 next, announced the official results of the first round of the presidential election of 30 July last, confirming J. Kabila as the poll leader with 44.8% of the votes, with 20% for J.P. Bemba.
Supreme Court must decide on date for second round this Friday

Monuc - September 14, 2006

Supreme Court - CongoThe Supreme Court has delayed until tomorrow Friday September 15 2006, its decree on the constitutionality of the date of 29 October next, for the holding of the second round of the presidential elections.
Kabila and Bemba meet for first time since August unrest

Monuc - September 14, 2006

Jean-Pierre Bemba - Joseph KabilaFor the first time since the violent confrontations of last August, Joseph Kabila and Jean Pierre Bemba met twice in Kinshasa on Wednesday September 13 2006, at a meeting of the 'espace presidential' and also the Higher Council of Defense.
EU: Kabila and Bemba 'could meet' today

Monuc - September 13, 2006

Javier SolanaAccording to Javier Solana, the European Union high representative for foreign affairs , the two DRC presidential candidates could meet within the framework of the meeting of the Higher Council of the Defense, planned for this Wednesday September 13.
MONUC remains concerned with large number of arms circulating in Kinshasa

Monuc - September 13, 2006

Kinshasa - gunsAt the weekly MONUC press conference this Wednesday September 13, MONUC stated that it remains concerned with the large number of arms, and men with arms circulating in Kinshasa, as the second round of presidential elections approaches.
Mbeki, Solana bolster process for second-round polls

IRIN - September 12, 2006

Joseph Kabila - Thabo MbekiSouth African President Thabo Mbeki began discussions on Monday with the two presidential finalists about the run-off election due next month in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
CIAT calls for the reduction and billeting of the forces of both presidential candidates

Monuc - September 11, 2006

CIAT - CongoThe second round of the presidential election, as well as the provincial elections approaches. In order that the election campaign, as well as the polls and their aftermath take place in a climate of peace, calm and security, the CIAT* requires the billeting of all the units of the FARDC, on the whole national territory, except for those committed to joint operations with MONUC in the east of the country.
W.Swing: The CIAT will cease its functions when the new president takes up his duties

Monuc - September 11, 2006

William SwingOn Saturday September 9 2006, William Swing, the UN Special Representative in the DRC, gave a progress report to Radio Okapi on the role of MONUC, in this part of the political transition.







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