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Run-off between Kabila and Bemba in presidential election

Monuc - August 21, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre BembaIncumbent Joseph Kabila garnered 44.81% of the vote, while the runner-up, vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba, collected 20.03%, according to provisional results announced by the CEI late Sunday. They'll be opposed in a second round on October 29.
Gunfights erupt as Congo heads for poll run-off

Reuters/AlertNet - August 20, 2006

Apolinaire Malu MaluCongolese President Joseph Kabila's guards fought gun battles with forces loyal to election challenger Jean-Pierre Bemba in the capital Kinshasa on Sunday, after poll results showed the two would have to enter a run-off.
CEI: The results of the presidential elections will be announced on Sunday evening

Monuc - August 18, 2006

Dieudonne MirimoDieudonné Mirimo, the first reporter of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), confirmed that the results of the first round of the presidential elections will be known on the evening of Sunday August 20 next, exactly three weeks after the elections of July 30.
MONUC repeats its appeal for calm before the results are announced on August 20

Monuc - August 16, 2006

MonucAt the weekly MONUC press conference on Wednesday August 16 2006, MONUC repeated its appeal for calm before the DRC election results are announced on August 20. This appeal was made amid growing speculation regarding the results and the outcome of the presidential and legislative elections.
International Committee of the Wise: It is time to start thinking about real reconciliation

Monuc - August 14, 2006

Joaquim ChissanoThe International Committee of the Wise act as advisors and mediators in the DRC electoral process. We spoke to the Committee president and former Prime Minister of Mozambique, Joaquin Chissano, who gave his impressions on the process so far.
IEC: We are a bit in advance with the counting of the votes

Monuc - August 12, 2006

Cei officials count votesThe first reporter of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Dieudonné Mirimo confirmed this Friday, 11 August 2006, that the compilation results were slightly in advance with respect to the previsions and that the IEC will expect on the 20 August the announcement of the provisional result of the presidential elections.
W. Swing: It is necessary to be patient. This is not asking too much after 15 years of transition

Monuc - August 10, 2006

William SwingIn an interview granted to French television and published by the daily newspaper "Le Révélateur" in Kinshasa, this Tuesday, July 8, 2006, the head of MONUC, William Swing, clarifies the electoral process and asks the Congolese to be patient while waiting for the official results of the elections.
US Ambassador Comments on DRC Election Process

VOA News - August 10, 2006

Roger MeeceIn the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials report that eight of the 60 compilation polling offices have reported results. The initial outcomes show President Joseph Kabila leading in several eastern cities, while Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba leads in the west.
UN: Too Early to Declare Winner Despite Early DRC Election Results

VOA News - August 8, 2006

Congo - ElectionsA United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of Congo says its premature to declare a winner in last month's elections, despite the release of some early results.
The IEC confirms the forthcoming posting of election results in the local compilation centres

Monuc - August 7, 2006

Apolinaire Malu MaluThe President of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Apollinaire Malumalu, confirmed the forthcoming posting of election results in the local compilation centres, at a press conference this Monday August 7 2006.







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