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DRC Election Officials Working Overtime to Prepare Results

VOA News - July 31, 2006

Elections officials counting votesElection officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo are working around the clock to prepare results from most polling centers in the country's first election in more than 40 years. Voting is continuing in one central mining area, where anti-vote militants disrupted the process Sunday. Final results will not be available until the end of August.
Vote Counting Starts in Congo Amid Tension

VOA News - July 30, 2006

Official counting votesVote counting has started in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo amid renewed tension over the outcome in the country's first open election in over 40 years. There was some rioting in a mining town, causing voting to be postponed there, but no widespread violence.
Congo Conducts Historic Vote

AP - July 30, 2006

Voters await their turn to cast ballotsMillions of Congolese voted in the country's first multiparty election in four decades Sunday, the culmination of years of postwar transition that many pray will herald stability for the tumultuous central Africa region that Congo anchors.
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.
Suspend poll campaigns, 19 presidential candidates say

IRIN - July 5, 2006

Congo - ElectionsNineteen out of 33 presidential candidates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have called for the suspension of ongoing election campaigns to allow for what they term as "transparency" in the country's first democratic elections in 45 years.
Election campaigns begin

IRIN - June 30, 2006

Kinshasa rallyPresidential aspirants in the Democratic Republic of Congo kicked off their nationwide campaigns on Friday for the country's first democratic elections in 45 years, due on 30 July."The 30-day nationwide campaign is officially launched," Apollinaire Malumalu, chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission, said.
Congo Faces Challenges in Holding First Democratic Poll in 40 Years

VOA News - June 29, 2006

William SwingThe Democratic Republic of Congo is beginning campaigning for the first democratic elections in over 40 years. The difficulties the nation faces in staging such an election are evident in the fact that the date has been pushed back several times over the past year. VOA's Catherine Maddux examines how prepared the vast, war-scarred nation is to hold the ballot on July 30.
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.







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