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Kabila Retains Lead in Partial Congo Election Results

VOA News - November 10, 2006

Joseph KabilaThe Democratic Republic of Congo's president, Joseph Kabila, has retained his lead in new partial results from last month's presidential run-off.The results issued Friday by Congo's electoral commission show Mr. Kabila with nearly 61 percent of the vote. The figures show Vice President and former rebel leader Jean Pierre Bemba trailing with nearly 40 percent.
Congo Opposition Alleges Cheating in Vote Count

VOA News - November 9, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaThe main opposition coalition in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it has found evidence of cheating in the election vote count.The Union for the Nation Coalition, which backs former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, says its vote count differs from partial results released this week by the electoral commission.
Kabila, Bemba meet in efforts to maintain calm

IRIN - November 8, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre BembaCongolese presidential contenders Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba have met in the capital, Kinshasa, in a bid to ensure that calm prevails when the results of the run-off election are announced, a spokesman for Kabila said on Wednesday.
Kabila, Bemba tell African statesmen they will accept poll results

IRIN - November 6, 2006

Abdulsalami AbubakarCongolese President Joseph Kabila and challenger Jean-Pierre Bemba have assured four former African leaders that they would accept the run-off election results due to be announced before 19 November, one of the statesman said.
Kabila Ahead in DRCongo Vote Amid Appeals for Calm

VOA News - November 5, 2006

William Swing - Abdusalami AbubakarIn the Democratic Republic of Congo, transitional President Joseph Kabila is in the lead in early vote-counting, but election officials insist this should not lead to any projections. Former African leaders have appealed to Mr. Kabila and his opponent, former rebel leader Jean Pierre Bemba, to avoid violence during and after the release of results from last week's presidential election.
DRC's Election Results Make Its Neighbour Nervous

Monuc/IRIN - November 3, 2006

Congo - electionsThe Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) anxious wait for the outcome of the presidential election run-off is putting its neighbour Zambia on edge where currency dealers are stocking up on kwacha, the local currency, and dumping the DRC's Congolese franc.
Delayed presidential elections underway in Fataki

IRIN - November 2, 2006

Fataki - Congo mapClose to 15,000 voters in Fataki, an area in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, began voting on Thursday in presidential elections after a four-day delay caused by riots in the area.
DRC Observers Seek Transparency in Vote Counting

VOA News - November 2, 2006

Congo observerObservers of Sunday's second-round presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo are pleading with electoral officials to ensure transparency in vote counting. The observers also criticized Congolese media for disseminating hate speech and biased coverage.
Polls repeated in volatile areas

IRIN - November 1, 2006

Jean-Pierre Bemba voting on October 29,2006Repeat elections have been conducted in parts of the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri District following disturbances during Sunday's presidential polls.Speaking on Tuesday, the chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Apollinaire Malumalu, told IRIN that the disturbances had occurred in Fataki, 90 km northeast of Bunia, the main town in Ituri, after a soldier shot dead two polling clerks.
The Secretary-General congratulates the people of the DR Congo

Monuc - October 31, 2006

Kofi AnnanThe Secretary-General congratulates the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on their peaceful participation in the second round of the presidential election and the elections for the provincial assemblies, which were held on 29 October.

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