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Opposition, Civil Society Reject Elections Timetable

Le Potentiel - August 11, 2010

Apolinaire MalumaluReactions are beginning to pour in after the Independent Electoral Commission released on Monday a timetable for all upcoming elections in the DRC until 2013. The IEC released its schedule even though President Joseph Kabila signed a law last month creating a new body to oversee the electoral process in the DRC, the Independent National Electoral Commission, which will replace the IEC once its members are elected.
William Swing leaves Congo with a note of hope

MONUC - January 11, 2008

William SwingMr. William Lacy Swing, former Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in the DRC, left the country this week after five years as MONUC head between July 2003 and January 2008. In a Radio Okapi interview on 8 January 2008, Mr. Swing gave an assessment of his five years at MONUC, and the challenges he faced.
Rival Congolese Camps Build Alliances

VOA News - October 2, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre BembaRival camps in the Democratic Republic of Congo's post-war election process are busy building alliances, but fears of more unrest remain. A second round presidential runoff will take place October 29, along with an election for provincial posts.
Two elections held, four more to go

IRIN - August 1, 2006

Congo - ElectionsThe Democratic Republic of Congo's first democratic elections since 1960 were held on Sunday for the presidency and parliament but the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) must now prepare for four more elections between October and January 2007.
Vote starts with good turnout

IRIN - July 30, 2006

Congolese in line to voteIn the first democratic elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in more than 40 years, people started lining up early in the morning in many voting stations in Kinshasa and the east.
Interview with Apollinaire Malumalu, president of Independent Electoral Commission

IRIN - June 14, 2006

Abbe Apolinaire Malu MaluThe Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is set to hold its first series of elections in 45 years on 30 July. There have been many obstacles and delays: The country is huge, with few roads, and is in the process of emerging from a decade of civil conflict
Interview with Valentin Mubake, representative of the opposition UDPS

IRIN - June 14, 2006

Valentin MubakeThe Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is preparing to hold its first democratic elections in 45 years on 30 July, but the main political opposition party is not participating.
Demo held over polls as UN team visits Kinshasa

IRIN - June 13, 2006

UDPS supporters after a demoThousands of Congolese on Monday took to the streets of the capital, Kinshasa, to demand negotiations that would see the main opposition party included in the country's electoral process.
Interview with William Swing, UN Secretary-General's Special Representative

IRIN - June 13, 2006

William Swing - Special Representative of UN Secretary-General to the DRC and head of MONUC
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is to hold its first elections in 45 years on 30 July. Donors are providing almost half a billion dollars to fund the polls, and the United Nations peacekeeping mission there, known as MONUC, is responsible for transporting the electoral personnel and voting material to 53,000 polling sites around the country.
To vote, or not to vote?

IRIN - June 8, 2006

Abbe Apollinaire Malumalu
Among the many political problems weighing on this giant, war-weary nation as it staggers towards its first elections in 40 years, is the fact that its main opposition has missed the deadline to register.







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