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Vol 46 No 8

Published 15th April 2005


Congo-Kinshasa

Missing a basic law

Arguments over the new constitution are delaying the elections and infuriating the opposition<

The political rows over the constitution and the consequent delays are threatening the electoral timetable and the transitional government's stability. In theory, elections are to be held in June but they will have to be postponed until the constitutional arguments are settled, which could take several months. Delaying the vote is such an incendiary issue that the Chairman of the Commission Electorale Indépendante (CEI) Abbé Apollinaire Malu-Malu, is reluctant to announce it.

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