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Vol 52 No 13

Published 24th June 2011


Congo-Kinshasa

Election express

The government’s determination to push through the heavily contested national elections by December is raising concern about their credibility

Regional antagonisms and logistical problems are overshadowing presidential and parliamentary elections due on 28 November. After much delay and after constitutional reform pushed through by the presidency, the reformed Commission nationale électorale indépendante is grappling with a near impossible timetable. The CENI has to review all the complaints about the electoral register, vet the candidates, hold elections and ensure the new president is sworn in by 6 December.

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