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Senate Votes on Constitutional Amendments

Congo News Agency - January 14, 2011

Democratic Republic of Congo SenateThe Senate voted on Thursday on a bill that will amend the Constitution to limit future presidential elections to a single round of voting and increase presidential powers. Of 81 senators present during the vote, 71 voted for the bill, with 1 voting against and 9 abstaining. Opposition senators boycotted the vote.
Opposition MPs Walk Out Vote on Constitutional Amendment

Congo News Agency - January 12, 2011

Congo ParliamentOpposition MPs walked out in protest on Tuesday before a vote on a controversial bill that, if approved, will amend the Constitution to limit presidential elections to just one round of voting and increase presidential powers.
Parliament to Tackle Elections, 2011 Budget during September Session

Congo News Agency - September 14, 2010

Congo Parliament - KinshasaUpcoming elections and the budget will be the main points on the agendas of the National Assembly and the Senate when they convene for the September session on Wednesday. MPs and Senators will elect the seven members of the new Independent National Electoral Commission. They will also vote on the government's 2011 budget plan.
Kabila Signs Bill Creating New Electoral Commission

Congo News Agency - July 30, 2010

Elections officials counting votesPresident Joseph Kabila signed into law on Wednesday a bill replacing the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Like its predecessor, the INEC is tasked with the organization of the electoral process, including voter registration, maintaining the voter registry, counting of votes, and organization of referendums.
Prime Minister Adolphe Muzito Faces Skeptical MPs

Radio Okapi - April 28, 2010

Congo Parliament - KinshasaWhile acknowledging that pockets of insecurity still remain, Adolphe Muzito said that the country’s security situation was generally good. He also said that improving relations with neighboring countries has played a key role in returning peace to the country.
China vows closer bonds with DR Congo

Xinhua - July 15, 2009

Wu Bangguo and Evariste BoshabChina and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) agreed on Wednesday to strengthen bonds between parliaments and ruling parties. The agreement was reached in a meeting between China's top legislator Wu Bangguo and Evariste Boshab, speaker of the DR Congo's National Assembly and secretary general of the People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD), the country's ruling party.
Evariste Boshab Elected National Assembly President

Congo News Agency - April 18, 2009

Evariste BoshabThere were no surprises at the Palais du Peuple on Saturday morning as elections results revealed that Evariste Boshab, from President Joseph Kabila's People's Party for Reconstruction and Development (PPRD), had come ahead as the new speaker of the lower house of Parliament in polls held on Friday to replace its former officers.
Congolese assembly speaker quits

BBC News - March 25, 2009

Vital KamerheThe Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament speaker has quit after criticising the decision to let Rwandan troops enter the country in January. Vital Kamerhe had said the president should not have allowed them in for a joint operation against rebels.
North Kivu : President Kabila receives the international community in Goma

MONUC - September 15, 2008

Joseph KabilaJoseph Kabila Kabange, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), received, this Sunday afternoon in Goma, a delegation of the representatives in the DRC of the Member States of the Security Council, the African Union and the European Union, as well as the Special Representative of the Secretary General in the DRC (MONUC).



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