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Congo heads for run-off as Kinshasa votes drip in

Monuc/Reuters - August 17, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaDemocratic Republic of Congo looked set for a presidential runoff vote on Thursday as early poll results from the capital dragged President Joseph Kabila's tally below the 50 percent needed for a first-round win.
Congo Seen as Heading for Presidential Election Run-Offs

VOA News - August 17, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaThe Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential elections appear to be heading for a run-off, with the latest results from Kinshasa showing the incumbent president's lead dwindling. The Kinshasa vote counts, which have started to be published heavily favor former rebel boss Jean-Pierre Bemba and, analysts say, will probably reduce President Joseph Kabilas lead enough to require a second round run-off.
Congo's Electoral Commission Rejects Fraud Accusations

VOA News - August 16, 2006

Congo electionsThe head of Congo's electoral commission says the July presidential elections were above board. While incumbent President Joseph Kabila appears to have an unassailable lead in the elections, opposition candidates continue to complain about what they call massive fraud and irregularity.
President Kabila Holds Strong Lead in Congo Election

VOA News - August 15, 2006

Joseph KabilaElection results from almost half the constituencies in the Democratic Republic of Congo show President Joseph Kabila with a strong lead in the country's first free vote in more than 40 years.
Kabila leads race for Congo presidency

Monuc/Sappa-AFP - August 14, 2006

Joseph KabilaDemocratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila appeared on track to be returned to power, according to partial results from the country's presidential election compiled by AFP on Sunday.
Congo's Kabila Well Ahead With Nearly Half of Votes Counted

VOA News - August 14, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Olive LembeIn the Democratic Republic of Congo, nearly half the votes from last month's historic Joseph Kabila and his wife Olive, left, wave to supporters as they arrive at the airport in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday, July 28, 2006 elections have been counted, and incumbent President Joseph Kabila is well ahead. Mr. Kabila has 55 percent of the votes counted so far, but tensions are mounting in a capital fiercely opposed to him.
US Ambassador Comments on DRC Election Process

VOA News - August 10, 2006

Roger MeeceIn the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials report that eight of the 60 compilation polling offices have reported results. The initial outcomes show President Joseph Kabila leading in several eastern cities, while Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba leads in the west.
BBC - Kabila takes DR Congo vote lead

Monuc/BBC - August 10, 2006

Results in this voting center show Joseph Kabila leading in the vote count.The Democratic Republic of Congo's interim president, Joseph Kabila, has taken the lead in early results from last month's landmark elections.
Early Congo election results show president winning eastern cities

Monuc/AP - August 8, 2006

Election results are posted in this station in GomaCongo President Joseph Kabila overwhelmingly won a main eastern city, according to the first citywide results to be compiled from the vast Central African nation's July 30 vote.
UN: Too Early to Declare Winner Despite Early DRC Election Results

VOA News - August 8, 2006

Congo - ElectionsA United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of Congo says its premature to declare a winner in last month's elections, despite the release of some early results.







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