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Government, IEC Confirm 2011 Elections

Le Potentiel - April 27, 2010

Senatorial Elections - CongoDeputy Prime Minister Adolphe Lumanu said on Monday the government is committed to the plan laid out by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) for elections set to be held in 2011.
Katanga Governor Says Not Running for 2011 Presidential Elections

Congo News Agency - March 30, 2010

Moise KatumbiKatanga Province governor Moise katumbi told reporters over the weekend he won’t run for presidential elections set to be held in 2011. He attributed rumors of his candidacy to those in the national and international media “looking for sensational stories to sell newspapers."
Voter Registration Extended for 15 Days in Kinshasa

ACP - August 4, 2009

Dieudonne MirimoThe Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has extended the deadline to register for the upcoming elections to August 20, 2009. The IEC made the decision on Tuesday, responding to numerous calls to give more time to those who want to register.
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.







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