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Kabila wins presidential election

IRIN - November 16, 2006

Jospeh KabilaThe Democratic Republic of Congo's Independent Electoral Commission has declared Joseph Kabila winner of a run-off presidential poll that marked the end of the country's three-year transition to democracy.
Kabila Declared Winner in Congo's Presidential Election

VOA News - November 16, 2006

Kabila supportersThe Democratic Republic of Congo's incumbent President Joseph Kabila has won the country's first free and open presidential election in more than four decades. In results released late Wednesday, Mr. Kabila garnered 58 percent of ballots cast.Apolinnaire Malumalu, president of the Independent Electoral Commission, responding to allegations of election fraud It was on state-owned television
Electoral commission declares incumbent Kabila winner of Congo's presidential runoff

AP - November 15, 2006

Joseph Kabila KabangeIncumbent President Joseph Kabila was declared the winner Wednesday of Congo's tense runoff election, defeating his rival and ex-rebel leader, Jean-Pierre Bemba, in the country's first multiparty contest in more than four decades.
DRC Provisional Results Give Kabila Victory

VOA News - November 15, 2006

Apolinaire Malu MaluThe final vote count in the October 29 election in the Democratic Republic of Congo puts Transitional President Joseph Kabila far ahead of his opponent, former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba. However, the election commission has not yet declared a winner because of charges of cheating made by Mr. Bemba's side.
Appeal for calm as country awaits poll result

IRIN - November 15, 2006

Kinshasa - electionsForeign envoys monitoring the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday appealed for calm while armed forces patrolled the streets of the capital, Kinshasa, amid rising tension between supporters of presidential contenders Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba.
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.







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