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Parliament adopts electoral law, poll schedule

IRIN - February 22, 2006

Parliament has adopted a bill giving the Independent Electoral Commission 110 days to organise national democratic elections as soon as Congo's President Joseph Kabila signs the document into law, the commission's second vice-president, Norbert Bansegezi Kantintima, said on Wednesday.


Voters give new constitution overwhelming support

IRIN - January 12, 2006

An overwhelming number of voters have approved a new constitution put to a referendum in December 2005, which is expected to lead to general elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, official results of the poll show.


Opposition politician ends boycott of upcoming polls

IRIN - January 3, 2006

Veteran politician Etienne Tshisekedi reversed on Monday his call for a boycott of general elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), due in 2006.


Supporters of constitution in strong position at polls

IRIN - December 21, 2005

Initial trends in the Democratic Republic of Congo's constitutional referendum show overwhelming support for the document, which, if approved, should clear the way for general elections in 2006.


Referendum continues into second day

IRIN - December 19, 2005

Voters continued trickling into polling stations throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday for the second day of voting on the country's new draft constitution.


Stakes high for vote on draft constitution

IRIN - December 15, 2005

Almost 25 million voters in the DRC could prepare the way for the country's first presidential and parliamentary elections if they accept the draft constitution that is to be presented to them on Sunday in a referendum, senior diplomats said in Kinshasa.


EU observers arrive ahead of constitutional referendum

IRIN - November 22, 2005

The head of an advanced team of nine EU observers of a constitutional referendum set to take place in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 18 December declared on Monday that he would make an exhaustive and unbiased assessment of preparations for the vote.


Kinshasa: demonstrators on the streets

MISNA - June 30, 2005

Tension is escalating in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the police and soldiers are intervening to disperse the young demonstrators that took the streets this morning in protest against the extension of the transition and postponement of elections.


UN mediates in aftermath of conflict in Mbuji-Mayi

IRIN - May 24, 2005

The UN is mediating among political parties in Mbuji-Mayi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai Oriental Province, following last week's violence.


Police impose curfew on Mbuji-Mayi after protests

IRIN - May 18, 2005

Police imposed a curfew beginning late Tuesday in Mbuji-Mayi, a major mining town in central Democratic Republic of Congo, following violent demonstrations in which at least two people died and 12 others were wounded.









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