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Bemba camp contests partial election results

Monuc - November 15, 2006

Kinshasa - electionsThe political office of the "Union pour la Nation" (UpN), the political platform that supports presidential candidate Jean Pierre Bemba, denounced on Tuesday November 14 2006 the partial results given by the IEC, and affirmed that Mr. Bemba is in the lead, with 52.5% of the 11,954,758 ballots cast.
Police arrest 337 over Kinshasa clashes

IRIN - November 13, 2006

KinshasaPolice in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have arrested 337 people, including 87 children, over violence that rocked the city on Saturday, Interior Minister Denis Kalume said on Monday.
Hundreds of Arrests Follow DRC Violence

VOA News - November 13, 2006

KinshasaHundreds have been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the aftermath of deadly clashes Saturday surrounding preliminary election results.With only 10 percent of the vote left to be counted, and preliminary election results showing presidential incumbent Joseph Kabila leading with nearly 60 percent of the vote, supporters of his opponent, former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, are making accusations of election fraud.
Fighting Breaks Out in Congo Capital

VOA News - November 11, 2006

Kinshasa - election violenceClashes between fighters loyal to rival presidential candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo left two civilians dead on Saturday as fresh partial election results showed the gap between the contenders narrowing
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.
Congo Opposition Alleges Cheating in Vote Count

VOA News - November 9, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaThe main opposition coalition in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it has found evidence of cheating in the election vote count.The Union for the Nation Coalition, which backs former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, says its vote count differs from partial results released this week by the electoral commission.
Kabila, Bemba meet in efforts to maintain calm

IRIN - November 8, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre BembaCongolese presidential contenders Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba have met in the capital, Kinshasa, in a bid to ensure that calm prevails when the results of the run-off election are announced, a spokesman for Kabila said on Wednesday.
Kabila, Bemba tell African statesmen they will accept poll results

IRIN - November 6, 2006

Abdulsalami AbubakarCongolese President Joseph Kabila and challenger Jean-Pierre Bemba have assured four former African leaders that they would accept the run-off election results due to be announced before 19 November, one of the statesman said.
Kabila Ahead in DRCongo Vote Amid Appeals for Calm

VOA News - November 5, 2006

William Swing - Abdusalami AbubakarIn the Democratic Republic of Congo, transitional President Joseph Kabila is in the lead in early vote-counting, but election officials insist this should not lead to any projections. Former African leaders have appealed to Mr. Kabila and his opponent, former rebel leader Jean Pierre Bemba, to avoid violence during and after the release of results from last week's presidential election.
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.







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