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Jean-Pierre Bemba banned from running for president

Radio Okapi - August 25, 2018

The CENI building in Kinshasa on 7.26.2018The candidacy of Jean-Pierre Bemba for the presidential election scheduled to be held on December 23 has been rejected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), according to the list of accepted candidacies it published just after midnight on Saturday in Kinshasa.
No elections in DR Congo in December without electronic voting machines: INEC

Radio Okapi/AFP - February 13, 2018

Corneille NangaaThe president of DR Congo’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced on Tuesday that without the use of contested voting machines, it will not be possible to organize the presidential election as planned on December 23 to choose the successor of President Joseph Kabila.
Presidential election scheduled for December 23, 2018

Radio Okapi - November 5, 2017

Corneille Nangaa YobeluaThe president of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Corneille Nangaa, announced on Sunday that the presidential, legislative and provincial elections have been set for December 23, 2018. The provisional results of the presidential election will be announced on December 30, 2018. The final results will be proclaimed on January 9, 2019.
Felix Tshisekedi accuses INEC of illegally prolonging Kabila's mandate

Radio Okapi - October 24, 2017

Felix TshisekediThe president of The Rally of the Opposition, Felix Thisekedi, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of working for the Presidential Majority to “illegally prolong the mandate of the head of state” during a news conference on Monday in Lubumbashi.
Electoral commission sets DR Congo presidential election date

Radio Okapi - February 12, 2015

Voting takes place in Kinshasa on 11.28.2011The Independent National Electoral Commission announced on Thursday that presidential and parliamentary elections will be held in DR Congo on November 27, 2016. The announcement of the provisional results of the presidential election will take place on December 7, 2016. The final results will be announced on December 17, 2016. The new elected head of state will be sworn in on December 20, 2016.
Kabila's Party Loses Seats in Parliament, Increasing Reliance on Allies

Congo News Agency - February 3, 2012

Congo national parliamentPresident Joseph Kabila’s party, the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD), and its allies will hold a majority of seats in the new parliament, according to the results of the Nov. 28 parliamentary elections published by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday.
Tshisekedi's Call for General Strike Largely Ignored

Congo News Agency - January 31, 2012

Etienne TshisekediEtienne Tshisekedi's call for a general strike beginning Monday around the Democratic Republic of Congo has largely been ignored. Mbuji-Mayi, in Kasai Oriental Province, was the only major city in the country to experience major disruptions on Monday as most schools and businesses remained closed.

Tshisekedi Says He Will Form His Government Next Week

Congo News Agency - January 21, 2012

Etienne TshisekediEtienne Tshisekedi announced during a press conference on Friday that he was “officially assuming his functions as the head of state elected by the people.” Mr. Tshisekedi has rejected the results published by the electoral commission and upheld by the Supreme Court declaring Mr. Kabila the winner of the Nov. 28 presidential election.

Congolese Have Lost Confidence in the Electoral Commission, Catholic Bishops Say

Congo News Agency - January 13, 2012

Mgr. Nicolas Djomo, Conference of Catholic Bishops (CENCO)The National Conference of Catholic Bishops has called for the members of the Independent National Electoral Commission to change their practices or resign following the mismanagement of last year's presidential and parliamentary elections. The bishops said that they “believe the electoral process was marred by serious flaws that call into question the credibility of the results published” by the electoral commission.

Tshisekedi Stages Self-Inauguration at Home

Congo News Agency - December 23, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi inaugurates himself president of the Democratic Republic of CongoEtienne Tshisekedi inaugurated himself as the president of Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday. The ceremony was staged at his home after police prevented him and his supporters from holding the event at Stade des Martyrs. Mr. Tshisekedi swore “before God and the nation to uphold and respect the Constitution and laws of the Republic and to defend its national unity and territorial integrity.”








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