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Kabila Launches Re-Election Campaign in Maniema Province

Radio Okapi - October 30, 2011

President Joseph Kabila in KinshasaPresident Joseph Kabila launched his re-election campaign in Kindu, Maniema Province, on Sunday. Thousands of supporters welcomed the incumbent president in the eastern Congo city and followed him as he walked 5 kilometers from the airport to the town center to give a speech.
European Union to observe presidential and legislative elections

European Union - October 19, 2011

Mariya NedelchevaAt the invitation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the European Union is deploying an Election Observation Mission for the Presidential and Legislative elections, scheduled for 28 November 2011. The EU EOM, composed of 147 observers, will assess pre-election preparations and campaign in all provinces of the DRC, as well as voting, counting, tabulation processes and complaint procedures.
Kabila Confident He Will Win Re-Election

Congo News Agency - October 18, 2011

Joseph KabilaWith only 6 weeks left before presidential and parliamentary elections, President Kabila, at a wide-ranging news conference on Tuesday, said that he is confident he will win re-election in November. “I know one thing for sure, I will not lose,” Mr. Kabila replied when asked if he thinks there is a candidate who could beat him.
UN Security Council calls for credible and peaceful elections

UN News Centre - October 17, 2011

United Nations Security CouncilIn a press statement following a briefing by Roger Meece, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for DRC on the preparations for next month's elections, the Council emphasized the importance of free and constructive political debate, freedom of expression and assembly, equal access to all media and the safety for all candidates.
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.
The Government Will Ensure Peaceful Elections, Says Spokesman

ACP - October 6, 2011

Lambert MendeThe Minister of Communication and Media, Lambert Mende, said on Wednesday that the government will ensure peace and security during the upcoming elections. “We have all the resources we need to ensure peaceful elections,” Mr. Mende told reporters during a press conference in Kinshasa.
Jean-Pierre Bemba Could Be Kingmaker in DR Congo Presidential Election

Congo News Agency - September 30, 2011

Jean-Pierre BembaThe former DR Congo Vice-President, who lost the second round of the 2006 presidential elections to President Joseph Kabila, remains a political force to be reckoned with. His support is actively being sought by opposition candidates running for president in this year’s one-round presidential election.
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.
Kabila's Election Speech Leads to Judges' Strike

Congo News Agency - September 20, 2011

Juges protesting in front of the Prime Minister's officeJudges across the country say they will remain on strike until they start getting paid the $1,600 President Joseph Kabila claimed they earn each month in his speech to the nation last Wednesday. The judges say they were stunned to hear President Kabila tout their seemingly high salary as one of his accomplishments during the last five years.







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