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Voter registration preparations underway

UNDP - May 5, 2009

Elections - CongoPreparations are underway for a large scale voter registration update that begins on June 7. With the support of UNDP and MONUC (the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo), the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is conducting a pilot voter registration update, hoping to test the reliability of the equipment, software and registration kits.
Why Congolese Hope Barack Obama Wins U.S. Presidential Election

Congo News Agency - November 4, 2008

Barack ObamaA bill introduced by U.S. Senator Barack Obama, in his first year in the Senate, supports the Congolese government position that the presence of Rwandan Hutu militias (FLDR) and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in eastern Congo is being used as a "pretext" by Rwanda and Uganda to continue their "interference" in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
President Bush Meets with President Kabila

White House - October 26, 2007

George Bush and Joseph KabilaWe talked about the need to work together to help consolidate the gains. We talked about the need to -- for the United States to partner with the country to help on economic development. One of the things the President recognizes is the need for there to be investment in his country, so people can find work, and the stability that comes with economic development. And I appreciate your recognition of the opportunity to work together.
Bas-Congo Appeals Court orders a second round of governor elections

MONUC - February 8, 2007

UN Peacekeepers in CongoThe Bas-Congo Appeals Court has reached a verdict in relation to the closely contested governor elections, and has demanded the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to organise a second round of governor elections for the positions of governor and vice governor for the province.
Kabila Retains Lead in Partial Congo Election Results

VOA News - November 10, 2006

Joseph KabilaThe Democratic Republic of Congo's president, Joseph Kabila, has retained his lead in new partial results from last month's presidential run-off.The results issued Friday by Congo's electoral commission show Mr. Kabila with nearly 61 percent of the vote. The figures show Vice President and former rebel leader Jean Pierre Bemba trailing with nearly 40 percent.
DRC's Election Results Make Its Neighbour Nervous

Monuc/IRIN - November 3, 2006

Congo - electionsThe Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) anxious wait for the outcome of the presidential election run-off is putting its neighbour Zambia on edge where currency dealers are stocking up on kwacha, the local currency, and dumping the DRC's Congolese franc.
Delayed presidential elections underway in Fataki

IRIN - November 2, 2006

Fataki - Congo mapClose to 15,000 voters in Fataki, an area in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, began voting on Thursday in presidential elections after a four-day delay caused by riots in the area.
Kabila, Mobutu's son sign pact to form government

IRIN - October 19, 2006

Mobutu Nzanga Ngbangawe Francois JosephCongolese President Joseph Kabila, who faces Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba in a second-round presidential poll, has agreed to include one of the sons of late President Mobutu Sese Seko in his government should he win the 29 October contest.
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.







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