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The Congolese voted in peace

Monuc - October 30, 2006

Congo KinshasaIn spite of the heavy rain that disrupted the displacement of the voters in Kinshasa and in other cities of the country, the historic vote of Sunday 29 October, 2006 took place in peace. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) mentioned two isolated incidents in Equator province which caused at least one death.
Soldier kills two polling clerks in Ituri

IRIN - October 30, 2006

Petronille VawekaA soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo shot dead two polling clerks on Monday, raising the possibility of increased disturbances in the northeastern locality of Fatika where the incident occurred, Ituri District Administrative Officer Petronille Vaweka said.The officials killed were residents of Fatika, 90 km northeast of Bunia, the main town in Ituri.
Voting begins, marking completion of long democratic transition

IRIN - October 29, 2006

Joseph Kabila voting on October 29 2006Voting began on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a presidential run-off marking the official completion of a transition from war to peace that began in 2003.
UN Makes Peace Appeal to Congo's Candidates

VOA News - October 25, 2006

UN spokesman Jean-Tobie OkalaThe U.N. mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo is urging rival candidates to denounce violence and promote discipline ahead of a runoff presidential vote October 29. Campaigning has been marked by the public absence of the two candidates and recurrent clashes between rival supporters.
Tensions rising as presidential campaigns get under way

IRIN - October 17, 2006

Kinshasa - ElectionsThree days into presidential election campaigns, tensions remain high in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as supporters of candidates Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba burn effigies and stone vehicles involved in the campaigns.
UN Under Secretary General in charge of political affairs to visit DRC

Monuc - October 12, 2006

Ibrahim GambariOn Thursday October 12, 2006, Mr. Ibrahim Gambari, UN Under Secretary General in charge of political affairs, will arrive in the DRC as part of an official four day visit to the country.
Majority coalition in parliament backs Kabila

IRIN - October 2, 2006

Joseph Kabila KabangeA coalition of political parties backing transitional President Joseph Kabila in upcoming second-round polls in the Democratic Republic of Congo has achieved a majority in the new parliament with 300 out of 500 seats, according to a spokesman for the coalition.
Security Council stresses its commitment to ensure successful presidential, provincial elections

Monuc - September 23, 2006

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council stressed today its commitment to the peaceful conduct of the second round of presidential and provincial elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and its determination to ensure the success of the peace process in that country, in the interests of the Congolese people, Central Africa and the Great Lakes region.
New National Assembly is Inaugurated

Monuc - September 22, 2006

Parlement - CongoDRC new National Assembly of the 3rd Republic has been inaugurated today, Friday September 22, 2006 in "Palais du Peuple" of Kinshasa and welcomed the 500 newly elected deputies.
IEC publishes the new electoral calendar

Monuc - September 20, 2006

Joseph Kabila - Jean-Pierre BembaThe Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) published on Tuesday September 19 2006, the new electoral calendar which confirms the date of the presidential election run-off on October 29 and the start of the election campaign for October 13 at midnight.







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