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Vol 57 No 3

Published 5th February 2016


Congo-Kinshasa

Poll delay cheers Kabila

Delays to the compilation of the electoral register have now ensured that President Joseph Kabila stays in office beyond when the next elections should take place. The electoral commission, the Commission électorale nationale indépendante, has announced a tendering process to open on 10 February for companies to provide equipment to revise the electoral register. Even if everything proceeds smoothly, overhauling the voter rolls could take more than a year, rendering it certain that the date of the presidential elections will be pushed back.

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