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Vol 51 No 19

Published 24th September 2010


Congo-Kinshasa

A poll that perplexes

The coming elections are immense, will cost US$715 million and are quite possibly illegal

The grumbles are growing fast, although there is still a year to go before the votes are cast. Several Congolese non-government organisations are casting doubt on the legality of the entire election process and arguing that the Commission électorale indépendante, which drafted the election roadmap, does not legally exist and therefore the election process is already suffering from irregularities. The CEI is stoutly defending itself. The critics say that donors should not be financing an unconstitutional process (see Box).

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