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Vol 46 No 2

Published 21st January 2005


Congo-Kinshasa

Impossible vote

The announcement that the elections are to be postponed by at least six months has sparked a new wave of political unrest from all sides. Few would argue with Father Apollinaire Malu Malu, Chairman of Congo's Commission Electorale Indépendante, who said on 6 January that it was impossible to meet the 30 June deadline because the voting booths and electoral lists would not be ready and because there is no draft constitution or electoral law.

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