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Congolese Start Voting in Landmark Elections

Radio Okapi - November 28, 2011

Voters check candidates' lists at a polling stationPolling stations have opened in the capital Kinshasa and all over the Democratic Republic of Congo for the presidential and parliamentary elections. Nearly 32 million Congolese will elect their president and 500 national Members of Parliament. Observers sent by the candidates are witnessing the votes.
32 Million Congolese Voters Set to Elect Their Leaders

Congo News Agency - November 27, 2011

Joseph Kabila supporters during a camgaign stop in Mbuji Mayi, Kasai-Oriental ProvinceMore than 32 million Congolese voters are set to go to the polls on Monday to elect their president and national Members of Parliament for the next 5 years. After a campaign charged with claims and counterclaims, it’s time for the voices of the Congolese people to be heard.
Tshisekedi Denies Telling Supporters to Use Violence

Congo News Agency - November 19, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi campaigning in BukavuDuring an interview with the French service of the Voice of America on Thursday, Etienne Tshisekedi denied telling his supporters to use violence last week. The presidential candidate repeated his claim that he is the current president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Elections Will Be Held on Time - INEC

ACP - October 10, 2011

Daniel Ngoy MulundaThe chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Daniel Ngoy Mulunda, confirmed Sunday night that the presidential and parliamentary elections will be held as scheduled on November 28 this year. “After the 2006 elections, we have to get our people accustomed to a 5-year electoral cycle,” he said.
19,497 Candidates to Run for 500 Seats in Parliament

ACP - September 26, 2011

Congo Parliament - Kinshasa19,497 candidates will be running for the November 28 parliamentary elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission said on Friday during its weekly press briefing. Kinshasa has the largest number of candidates with 5734.
DR Congo Has Returned to Peace, Kabila Tells UN General Assembly

Congo News Agency - September 23, 2011

Joseph Kabila at the 66th UN General AssemblyPresident Joseph Kabila told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that the Democratic Republic of Congo was going through a pivotal moment in its history with the organization of its second democratic elections, after those of 2006, and the return of peace all throughout the country.
Tshisekedi Draws Huge Crowds in Kinshasa

Le Potentiel - August 10, 2011

Etienne TshisekediThe president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress staged an impressive show of force in the capital certain to bolster his claim that he is the best candidate from the opposition to challenge President Joseph Kabila in the one-round presidential election scheduled for November 28.
31 Million Registered to Vote

Congo News Agency - July 20, 2011

Joseph Kabila registers to voteThe Congolese government has given an additional $30 million US to the Independent National Electoral Commission, the chairman of INEC, Daniel Ngoy Mulunda, said on Tuesday in Kinshasa. INEC announced on Sunday that 31 million people have registered to vote in the upcoming elections.
EU, DR Congo Sign Elections Funding Agreement

Radio Okapi - June 25, 2011

Elections officials counting votesThe Congolese Minister of Finance, Matata Ponyo, and the Representative of the European Union in the DRC, Ambassador Richard Zink, signed an agreement on elections funding on Friday in Kinshasa, with the EU saying it will provide 47,5 million euros for the upcoming elections.
The Electoral Dilemma

International Crisis Group - May 5, 2011

Congo electionsThe latest report from the International Crisis Group examines the circumstances under which the Democratic Republic of Congo is preparing for its second set of democratic elections.







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