Submit this form
Home News Videos Music Pictures Facebook Twitter Friends Newsletter Podcasts Mobile RSS
Kabila Leads Partial Election Results

Previous article | Next

Congo News Agency - December 3, 2011

President Joseph Kabila votes on Monday, November 28, 2011
President Joseph Kabila votes on Monday, November 28, 2011 | Enlarge
The Independent National Electoral Commission has started publishing partial results of Monday’s presidential election in DR Congo. The head of the INEC, Daniel Ngoy Mulunda, announced the partial results on Friday during a press conference in Kinshasa.

President Joseph Kabila leads overall while not winning in all provinces. Etienne Tshisekedi is second, leading in Bas-Congo and in the two Kasai provinces.

Mr. Kabila is leading in South Kivu, Katanga, Bandundu and Orientale Province.

The partial numbers show a heavy splitting of the votes among opposition candidates.

Leon Kengo wa Dondo is leading in Equateur Province and even Mbusa Nyamwisi is leading in North Kivu Province, both opposition candidates are from the respective provinces.

While Mr. Kabila seems to have lost the overwhelming support he got in eastern Congo during the 2006 presidential elections, the numbers seem to indicate that the erosion of support did not fall solely on either Vital Kamerhe, who is from South Kivu Province, or Etienne Tshisekedi.

If the trends continue, they may show that the opposition candidates’ huge gamble of trying to “shutdown” Mr. Kabila in their respective strongholds in order to win did not pay off.

Mr. Kabila may end up winning the election but not the popular vote. His bet earlier this year that changing the presidential election to only one round of voting will weaken and divide the opposition has already paid off. It remains to be seen if it will win him re-election.

The numbers are very partial. Only 15% of the more than 60,000 polling stations are included and only 0,02% for Kinshasa, where Mr. Tshisekedi is expected to do well. The final results are due to be published on Tuesday next week.

Read the results

Related articles

  1. Electoral commission sets DR Congo presidential election date (February 12, 2015)
  2. Police Open Fire on Crowd Protesting Election Law Change (January 19, 2015)
  3. DR Congo: The country that knows how to beat Ebola (December 11, 2014)
  4. Denis Mukwege Wins Sakharov Prize 2014 (October 21, 2014)
  5. Violence in North Kivu Kills 21, Mostly Women, Children (October 18, 2014)
  6. Ebola Epidemic Resurfaces in DR Congo's Equateur Province (August 25, 2014)
  7. Etienne Tshisekedi Evacuated to Belgium for Medical Treatment (August 16, 2014)
  8. Kerry Calls on Kabila to Honor Constitution (May 4, 2014)
  9. Kerry in DR Congo for Security Talks (May 3, 2014)
  10. At least 60 killed as train derails in Katanga province (April 23, 2014)
  11. Death toll in Lake Albert boat accident rises to 251 (March 27, 2014)
  12. DR Congo Takes Chairmanship of COMESA at Summit in Kinshasa (February 26, 2014)
  13. New DR Congo amnesty law welcomed by UN envoys (February 5, 2014)
  14. Colonel Mamadou Ndala Is Killed in Ambush (January 2, 2014)
  15. DR Congo Honors Nelson Mandela, Hero and Model for Humanity (December 6, 2013)
  16. No 'Peace Deal' With Defeated M23 Rebels, DR Congo Says (November 11, 2013)
  17. Congo Will Not Sign a 'Peace Deal' With Defeated M23 Rebels, Government Says (November 6, 2013)
  18. Congo Army Takes Control of Mbuzi Hill From M23 Rebels (November 4, 2013)
  19. Kabila Congratulates Congo Army for Defeating M23 Rebels (October 30, 2013)
  20. Advancing Congo Troops Take Control of Rumangabo From M23 Rebels (October 28, 2013)
  21. Congo Army Liberates Rutshuru, Kiwanja and Kibumba From M23 Rebels (October 27, 2013)
  22. Congo Army Dislodges M23 Rebels From Strategic Town of Kibumba (October 26, 2013)
  23. Congo Army Takes Control of Kibumba After Fighting With M23 Rebels Resumes (October 25, 2013)
  24. U.S. Sanctions Rwanda Over Use of Child Soldiers by M23 Rebels (October 4, 2013)
  25. Ban Ki-moon Confirms M23 Rebels Shelled Rwanda (August 31, 2013)
  26. M23 Rebels Fired Shells Into Rwanda, Not Congo Army, UN Says (August 30, 2013)
  27. Mortar Shells From Rwanda Kill Civilians in Eastern Congo (August 23, 2013)
  28. UN Peacekeepers Start Enforcing Security Zone in Eastern Congo (August 1, 2013)
  29. UN mission sets up security zone in eastern DR Congo, gives rebels 48 hour ultimatum (July 30, 2013)
  30. M23 Arrests 110 People Accusing Rebels of Looting At Rally (July 27, 2013)

Live TV Congo Radio en ligne Radio

Make Congo Planet Your Home Page | Facebook | Twitter | Contact Us | About Us | Version en Francais | French Edition

© 2015 All rights reserved.