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Democratic Republic of Congo elects a president

The Democratic Republic of Congo elects a new president on 28 November. Incumbent Joseph Kabila hopes to be reelected. His main challenger, veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi, is already crying foul and there are charges of organisational mayhem. Nine other candidates also have their hats in the ring.

 
Reports
11/12/2011 - DRC presidential election 2011 - report

Police admit killing four in DRC post-election violence

The chief of the Democratic Republic of Congo's police has confirmed that his forces killed four people in post-election violence but declared the situation under control Sunday.

10/12/2011 - DRC presidential election 2011

Kabila declared DRC election victor, Tshisekedi says he won

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission has declared incumbent president Joseph Kabila reelected after securing 49 per cent of the vote in the presidential election.

08/12/2011 - DRC presidential election 2011 - report

Kinshasa holds its breath for DRC election results

Hours away from the announcement of the delayed preliminary presidential election results, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital remains tense.

06/12/2011 - DRC presidential election 2011

Kabila in pole position ahead of preliminary results

Incumbent president Joseph Kabila leads his main challenger Etienne Tshisekedi by 10 per cent in partial results announced late on Monday. Ahead of Tuesday’s official preliminary results there have been diplomatic efforts to avoid any possible violence.

05/12/2011 - DRC presidential election 2011

Kabila leads DRC elections with half polling stations counted

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s incumbent president Joseph Kabila is leading the presidential election, according to partial results announced on Sunday.

03/12/2011 - Report DRC presidential election 2011

Kabila leads in partial results from DRC polls

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s incumbent president Joseph Kabila is leading the presidential election, according to partial results announced by the country’s electoral commission on Friday.

01/12/2011 - Report DRC presidential election 2011

Praise and criticism for DRC elections in observer reports

The results of international and national observation missions to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 2011 elections were presented in Kinshasa on Thursday.

01/12/2011 - Report DRC presidential election 2011

Satan, exorcism and magic T-shirts - our favourite rumours from DRC presidential poll

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa is a rumour mill. No more so that during the country’s 2011 presidential elections.

29/11/2011 - DRC presidential election 2011

UDPS party says five provinces secured in DRC elections

As votes are tallied and counted in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential elections the main opposition UDPS party told RFI on Tuesday that despite fraud they are confident of ...

29/11/2011 - DRC presidential election 2011

Voting chaos and pockets of violence mar DRC elections

Missing ballot papers and problems with voter lists kicked off the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential elections on Monday, with scattered pockets of violence throughout the country.

28/11/2011 - DRC presidential election 2011

Voting delayed in Democratic Republic of Congo elections

Voting started late on Monday at some polling stations in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential elections, despite assurances from the electoral ...

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Two jeeps full of riot police in Limete, Kinshasa
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People on the ferry waiting to enter the DRC
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Truck arriving to deliver more completed ballot papers.
Slideshow: DRC elections - results
Ceni workers tallying results at the Ecole Diyavanga polling station on Avenue Munene in Masina, Kinshasa
Slideshow: DRC goes to the polls
Voters lining up outside polling station in Matete, Kinshasa
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