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Vol 47 No 1

Published 6th January 2006

Electoral expectations

A successful conclusion to Congo-Kinshasa's transition will reshape the region

Congo-Kinshasa starts the year with two unexpected boosts to its election programme: the 18-19 December constitutional referendum secured both a high voter turnout and a massive 'yes' vote for the new basic law. Then this week, veteran oppositionist Etienne Tshisekedi wa Malumba agreed to drop his threatened boycott of the elections.

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