DRC polls marred by irregularities – Auspices for a hot post-electoral stew

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Again – this is considered as a cautious attempt to comment on the Congolese electoral process. Yesterday’s presidential and parliamentary elections in Democratic Republic of Congo have been shattered by local outbreaks of violence and a general chaos due to several formal problems, amongst them non-registration of voters, fake registrations, uncertainty about where to vote, … Continue reading

Massive delays and violence in Congo Elections – Polls extended to make queued people vote

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On the 28th of November 2011, the Democratic Republic of Congo has experienced its second democratic elections after 2006. In the following, I will try to give some cautious assessment of what has happened during that day, amended by some background information. While four years ago, the electoral process has been marked by a rivalry … Continue reading

Momentaufnahme: Wahltag in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo

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Folgende Informationen wurden im Laufe des Tages von Radio Okapi, RFI, AL Jazeera English, der Wahlkommission CENI sowie kongolesischen Augenzeugen berichtet: Die Wahlbüros scheinen größtenteils ab 5/6 Uhr morgens geöffnet zu haben, zahlreiche Wahlbüros berichten von einer sehr hohen Wahlbeteiligung. In zahlreichen Wahlbüros gab es laut unterschiedlichen Quellen keine Wahlbeobachter, weder international noch national, sondern … Continue reading