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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.
DRC Election Officials Denounce Speculation

VOA News - October 31, 2006

Apolinaire Malu MaluElection officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have denounced the announcement of speculative results, following Sunday's decisive second-round presidential election. They have called for patience as results are slowly tabulated in the race between Transitional President Joseph Kabila and former rebel Jean-Pierre Bemba.
The Congolese voted in peace

Monuc - October 30, 2006

Congo KinshasaIn spite of the heavy rain that disrupted the displacement of the voters in Kinshasa and in other cities of the country, the historic vote of Sunday 29 October, 2006 took place in peace. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) mentioned two isolated incidents in Equator province which caused at least one death.
Soldier kills two polling clerks in Ituri

IRIN - October 30, 2006

Petronille VawekaA soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo shot dead two polling clerks on Monday, raising the possibility of increased disturbances in the northeastern locality of Fatika where the incident occurred, Ituri District Administrative Officer Petronille Vaweka said.The officials killed were residents of Fatika, 90 km northeast of Bunia, the main town in Ituri.
Second-Round Vote Counting Begins in DRC

VOA News - October 29, 2006

Congo - electionsVote-counting has started in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following a second-round presidential election to end a transition period, and years of war and misrule. The national election commission says it is investigating serious incidents of violence that took place during voting in the northwest province of Equateur.
Rains, Violence Disrupt DRC Polls

VOA News - October 29, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaSecurity forces have had to intervene in several parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, after voting for presidential and provincial elections was broken up by rioting. In the west of the country, there was low turnout initially because of heavy rains.
Voting begins, marking completion of long democratic transition

IRIN - October 29, 2006

Joseph Kabila voting on October 29 2006Voting began on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a presidential run-off marking the official completion of a transition from war to peace that began in 2003.
Polls Open in Post-War DRC Election

VOA News - October 29, 2006

Congo - electionsPolls have opened in a decisive second round, post-war presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Transitional President Joseph Kabila, the son of a slain coup leader, faces off against Vice President Jean Pierre Bemba, a former Uganda backed rebel.
US Pledges Continued Support to DR Congo

VOA News - October 29, 2006

Jendayi FrazerUS Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer says the United States will continue to be a partner of the Congolese people in their post-conflict reconstruction no matter who wins tomorrow's presidential vote. Secretary Frazer spoke in Washington Friday during a pre-election roundtable with a select group of African journalists.







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