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Supreme Court: The second round will take place on October 29

Monuc - September 15, 2006

Elections - CongoThis Friday September 15 2006, the DRC Supreme Court, as well as validating the date of the second round for October 29 next, announced the official results of the first round of the presidential election of 30 July last, confirming J. Kabila as the poll leader with 44.8% of the votes, with 20% for J.P. Bemba.
Kabila and Bemba meet for first time since August unrest

Monuc - September 14, 2006

Jean-Pierre Bemba - Joseph KabilaFor the first time since the violent confrontations of last August, Joseph Kabila and Jean Pierre Bemba met twice in Kinshasa on Wednesday September 13 2006, at a meeting of the 'espace presidential' and also the Higher Council of Defense.
Mbeki, Solana bolster process for second-round polls

IRIN - September 12, 2006

Joseph Kabila - Thabo MbekiSouth African President Thabo Mbeki began discussions on Monday with the two presidential finalists about the run-off election due next month in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Parliamentary polls results out, no party gains majority

IRIN - September 9, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre BembaNo single party gained a parliamentary majority in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the results of legislative elections announced on Friday by the Independent Electoral Commission.The political parties needed to win 251 out of 500 parliamentary seats to guarantee control of the legislature and nominate the country's next prime minister.
Full provincial legislative election results announced by the IEC

Monuc - September 8, 2006

Congo - ElectionsOn Thursday night September 7 2006, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced the full provisional results of the legislative elections of 30 July last. The PPRD party of president Kabila topped the polls with 111 seats, followed by the MLC party of vice-president Bemba with 64.
DRC Legislative Results Delayed Amid Fraud Allegations

VOA News - September 5, 2006

Congo - KinshasaThe release of the results from July's legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been postponed, after 10 election workers were arrested for allegedly trying to cheat. Congo's elections commission says the delay is largely a precaution.
Carter Center: Presidential and legislatives results are credible

Carter Center - September 1, 2006

Congo - ElectionsThe Carter Center did not find evidence of widespread or systematic manipulation. The Center concludes that the presidential results announced August 20 are credible; legislative results, on the whole, are also credible, but cannot be validated in detail because of the shortcomings outlined in this statement, August 31, 2006.
Congo Sets Up Commission to Probe Post-Election Violence

VOA News - August 29, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre BembaSenior representatives for Congo's President Joseph Kabila and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba have met in Kinshasa to set up a commission to investigate post-election violence earlier this month. The two men will face off in an October presidential runoff election, raising fears the polls could lead to more deaths. Joe Bavier has this report for VOA with additional reporting by Eddy Isango in Kinshasa.
Counting the casualties after Kinshasa battle

IRIN - August 25, 2006

Elections protestAt least 66 people had been killed and wounded during three days of fighting in Kinshasa, the Congolese capital, between forces of President Joseph Kabila and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba, the minister of interior said on Friday.
MONUC's mediation with Kabila and Bemba continues as Kinshasa returns to business as usual

Monuc - August 24, 2006

KinshasaMONUC's mediation with presidential rivals Joseph Kabila and Jean Pierre Bemba continues today, as the situation remains calm in the capital and daily activities resume.







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