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Vol 47 No 23

Published 17th November 2006


After the results

If accepted, President Kabila's win offers a chance for Congo to consolidate its political settlement and to develop its mineral resources.

The streets of Kinshasa were eerily quiet for hours on 15 November after the Commission Electorale Indépendente (CEI) had announced that Joseph Kabila had won the second round of the elections with 58% against his rival Jean-Pierre Bemba's 42%.

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