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Tshisekedi Rejects Presidential Election Results, Calls for Calm

Radio Okapi - December 10, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi, president of the Union for Democracy and Social ProgressEtienne Tshisekedi rejected the results of the Nov. 28 presidential election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday, but called on his supporters to remain calm. The leader of the UDPS called the publication of the results “an actual provocation of the Congolese people.”
Joseph Kabila Wins Presidential Election

Congo News Agency - December 9, 2011

Joseph KabilaPresident Joseph Kabila has been declared the winner of the November 28 presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Independent National Electoral Commission announced Friday that Mr. Kabila won re-election with 48,95% of the votes.
Presidential Election Results Delayed 48 Hours

Congo News Agency - December 6, 2011

The two leading candidates, Joseph Kabila and Etienne TshisekediThe publication of the full results of the November 28 presidential election in DR Congo has been delayed for 48 hours. The Independent National Electoral Commission said in a message broadcast on state television Tuesday night that it made the decision to postpone the results for the sake of transparency.
Catholic Church Calls for Calm as Elections Results Are Published

Radio Okapi - December 4, 2011

Mgr. Nicolas Djomo, Conference of Catholic Bishops (CENCO)The National Conference of Catholic Bishops has called on Congolese to remain calm as the results of Monday’s presidential election in DR Congo are published. The head of the CENCO, Msgr. Nicolas Djomo, told a press conference on Sunday in Kinshasa that people should avoid violence. He called on politicians to accept the results of the elections.
Kabila Leads Partial Election Results

Congo News Agency - December 3, 2011

President Joseph Kabila votes on November 28, 2011The Independent National Electoral Commission has started publishing partial results of Monday’s presidential election in DR Congo. President Joseph Kabila leads overall while not winning in all provinces. Etienne Tshisekedi is second, leading in Bas-Congo and in the two Kasai provinces.
Vital Kamerhe Denies Calling for Elections to Be Annuled

Forum des As - December 1, 2011

Vital KamerhePresidential candidate Vital Kamerhe has denied having called for the November 28 presidential and parliamentary elections in DR Congo to be annulled. “As of today, I have not signed a joint press release asking for the elections to be annulled,” Mr. Kamerhe said in a statement on Wednesday.
Observers Hail Successful DR Congo Elections

Congo News Agency - December 1, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi votes on Monday, November 28, 2011In a joint statement released on Wednesday, elections observers from the AU, SADC, ECCAS, COMESA and the ICGLR hailed the successful holding of Monday's presidential and parliamentary elections in DR Congo. The observers called on Congolese political leaders "to continue to show a high sense of responsibility by accepting the outcome of the polls."
Digging for the Perfect Elections in DR Congo

Congo News Agency - November 30, 2011

Observeurs watch as votes are being counted in Kinshasa on 11.29.2011Some in the western media have focused on what went wrong during Monday’s elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As they see it, the elections occurred in “chaos”, “violence”, “intimidation”, and – God forbid – if Joseph Kabila wins, the elections must have been “rigged”.
Vote Counting Underway after Mostly Peaceful Elections

Congo News Agency - November 29, 2011

Voters at a polling station in Kinshasa on Monday, November 28, 2011Voting was for the most part peaceful around the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday as most of the nearly 32 million registered voters were able to cast their ballots in peace at the more than 60,000 polling stations around the country. Observers are present at the polling stations to witness the vote counting and the results being posted.
Congolese Start Voting in Landmark Elections

Radio Okapi - November 28, 2011

Voters check candidates' lists at a polling stationPolling stations have opened in the capital Kinshasa and all over the Democratic Republic of Congo for the presidential and parliamentary elections. Nearly 32 million Congolese will elect their president and 500 national Members of Parliament. Observers sent by the candidates are witnessing the votes.







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