DRC Tshisekedi returned to Kinshasa on Tuesday to kicked off his campaign to replace longtime president and foe Joseph Kabila in December elections.
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Congo opposition leaders pull support for a joint election candidate in next month’s presidential election, seemingly ending hopes of a united front.
The fractured opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo announced Friday that opposition leaders will participate in a contentious December election.
Voting machines arrival amidst ebola outbreak and deadly conflict has some especially worried as long-delayed presidential election promise unrest.
Taking place just weeks before the official start of the campaign period, this panel examines the essential benchmarks for credible elections in the Congo.
Congo’s controversial voting machines for December’s election had been made to order and would finish arriving this month said deputy Prime Minister.
In December, the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will head to the polls to elect a successor to long-time President Joseph Kabila.
Restrictions to civil and political rights in the Congo are calling into question the credibility of upcoming presidential elections.
DRC President Joseph Kabila pledged at the UN on Tuesday that “peaceful, credible” elections would be held in his country as planned at the end of the year.
Joseph Kabila’s preferred successor as president of the D.R.C will face a credible election challenge in December from two oppositionleaders.