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Congo Police Step Up Patrols Ahead of Election Results

VOA News - August 19, 2006

Congo policeDemocratic Republic of Congo's police force flexed its muscles in the country's capital Friday, sending heavily armed patrols onto the streets. Officials said it was a routine exercise but, coming days before the publication of election results, the move was seen as confrontational by many in the tense capital.
CEI: The results of the presidential elections will be announced on Sunday evening

Monuc - August 18, 2006

Dieudonne MirimoDieudonné Mirimo, the first reporter of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), confirmed that the results of the first round of the presidential elections will be known on the evening of Sunday August 20 next, exactly three weeks after the elections of July 30.
Congo heads for run-off as Kinshasa votes drip in

Monuc/Reuters - August 17, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaDemocratic Republic of Congo looked set for a presidential runoff vote on Thursday as early poll results from the capital dragged President Joseph Kabila's tally below the 50 percent needed for a first-round win.
Congo Seen as Heading for Presidential Election Run-Offs

VOA News - August 17, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaThe Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential elections appear to be heading for a run-off, with the latest results from Kinshasa showing the incumbent president's lead dwindling. The Kinshasa vote counts, which have started to be published heavily favor former rebel boss Jean-Pierre Bemba and, analysts say, will probably reduce President Joseph Kabilas lead enough to require a second round run-off.
The High Authority of the Media suspends three Kinshasa TV stations

Monuc - August 17, 2006

Ham - KinshasaThe HAM decided on Wednesday July 16 2006 to suspend three Kinshasa television stations for 24 hours, for non respect of the laws governing the freedom of the press.
MONUC repeats its appeal for calm before the results are announced on August 20

Monuc - August 16, 2006

MonucAt the weekly MONUC press conference on Wednesday August 16 2006, MONUC repeated its appeal for calm before the DRC election results are announced on August 20. This appeal was made amid growing speculation regarding the results and the outcome of the presidential and legislative elections.
Congo's Electoral Commission Rejects Fraud Accusations

VOA News - August 16, 2006

Congo electionsThe head of Congo's electoral commission says the July presidential elections were above board. While incumbent President Joseph Kabila appears to have an unassailable lead in the elections, opposition candidates continue to complain about what they call massive fraud and irregularity.
President Kabila Holds Strong Lead in Congo Election

VOA News - August 15, 2006

Joseph KabilaElection results from almost half the constituencies in the Democratic Republic of Congo show President Joseph Kabila with a strong lead in the country's first free vote in more than 40 years.
International Committee of the Wise: It is time to start thinking about real reconciliation

Monuc - August 14, 2006

Joaquim ChissanoThe International Committee of the Wise act as advisors and mediators in the DRC electoral process. We spoke to the Committee president and former Prime Minister of Mozambique, Joaquin Chissano, who gave his impressions on the process so far.
Kabila leads race for Congo presidency

Monuc/Sappa-AFP - August 14, 2006

Joseph KabilaDemocratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila appeared on track to be returned to power, according to partial results from the country's presidential election compiled by AFP on Sunday.



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