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Opposition politician ends boycott of upcoming polls

IRIN - January 3, 2006

Veteran politician Etienne Tshisekedi reversed on Monday his call for a boycott of general elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), due in 2006.


Voters massively say "yes" to new constitution

Congo Planet Press - December 22, 2005

Congolese participating in their first free elections in forty years massively voted "yes" in a referendum on the future Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Supporters of constitution in strong position at polls

IRIN - December 21, 2005

Initial trends in the Democratic Republic of Congo's constitutional referendum show overwhelming support for the document, which, if approved, should clear the way for general elections in 2006.


Referendum continues into second day

IRIN - December 19, 2005

Voters continued trickling into polling stations throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday for the second day of voting on the country's new draft constitution.


Referendum: isolated incidents, Kofi Annan calls for large turnout

MISNA - December 17, 2005

A convoy of the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) was attacked yesterday by a group of militias in the Mahagi area, in the north-eastern district of Ituri, a few hours from the constitutional referendum. MISNA learned the news today from Radio Okapi of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC).


Plans for referendum well advanced, polls chairman says

IRIN - November 29, 2005

The man in charge of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was in Brussels on Monday to assure the Belgium government, which is providing him funding, that the first round of voting would take place as scheduled on 18 December.


EU observers arrive ahead of constitutional referendum

IRIN - November 22, 2005

The head of an advanced team of nine EU observers of a constitutional referendum set to take place in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 18 December declared on Monday that he would make an exhaustive and unbiased assessment of preparations for the vote.


150,199 cases of electoral registration fraud uncovered

IRIN - November 15, 2005

The Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced on Monday that 150,199 people had been caught registering to vote twice.


Army frees four electoral agents, kills 34 militiamen

IRIN - November 2, 2005

Government troops have freed four electoral officials held hostage in eastern village of Burondo, in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, UN and electoral officials said on Wednesday.


UN peace mission expanded and extended until next September

UN News Service - October 28, 2005

Expressing serious concern about the continuing hostilities by militias and foreign armed groups in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the threat to elections in the country, the Security Council today extended the United Nations Organization Mission (MONUC) there until next September, with an additional 300 troops.









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