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MISNA - July 12, 2005 2:02 PM

The donor nations, convened yesterday in Brussels to collect funds to finance the first elections of the Democratic Republic of Congo, contributed another 100-million Euro. With these funds, in addition to an analogous sum that the United Nations may soon allocate and that contributed in the past months by the European Union, the international community has covered the estimated expense (around $400-million) for the organisation and holding of elections in the DR-Congo. Congolese authorities, the UN Mission in the nation and chairman of the National Election Commission (CENI) today expressed satisfaction over the achieved results. The appointment at the polls, which based on the peace accords was set for June 30, was postponed by 6 months.


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