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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.
Police Investigate Former Prime Minister for Corruption

Nick Long/VOA News - May 14, 2012

Adolphe MuzitoPolice said they are investigating allegations that former prime minister Adolphe Muzito enriched himself from public funds. An inspector-general of Congo’s judicial police, Christophe Ndongo Nzita, said the investigation of Muzito has been going on for several weeks and a report is expected in the near future.
Kabila Names Finance Minister as New Prime Minister

Congo News Agency - April 19, 2012

Augustin Matata PonyoPresident Joseph Kabila named former finance minister Matata Ponyo as the new prime minister on Wednesday. Known as a technocrat, Mr. Ponyo oversaw a 7 percent economic growth in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010 and a $12.3 billion debt cancellation. The World Bank said last week it expects the same growth rate in DR Congo for the next two years.
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.
Officials Cancel Final Campaign Rallies in Kinshasa after Clashes

Radio Okapi - November 26, 2011

Kinshasa governor André Kimbuta YangoThe Governor of Kinshasa, Andre Kimbuta, canceled all rallies marking the end of the campaign in the capital on Saturday after clashes erupted between supporters of the leading candidates for president. Officials say the decision was made in consultation with the provincial committee for security, and is intended to “preserve public order and social peace.”
Candidates to Make Last Stand in Kinshasa before Monday's Election

Congo News Agency - November 26, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi rallies supporters in Bukavu, South Kivu ProvinceThe leading candidates in Monday’s presidential election are set to hold dueling rallies in Kinshasa on Saturday, the last day of the campaign. President Kabila will rally supporters at Stade des Martyrs, while Etienne Tshisekedi has announced a rally in the capital upon his arrival at Ndjili airport. Vital Kamerhe will also hold a final rally at Stade Tata Raphael.
Full provincial legislative election results announced by the IEC

Monuc - September 8, 2006

Congo - ElectionsOn Thursday night September 7 2006, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced the full provisional results of the legislative elections of 30 July last. The PPRD party of president Kabila topped the polls with 111 seats, followed by the MLC party of vice-president Bemba with 64.



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