Electoral commission of Congo do not expect elections before the end of 2017

Electoral commission of Congo do not expect elections before the end of 2017

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The chance that in 2017 still elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is small.

That the chairman of the national electoral commission of the country of Corneille Nangaa let you know in an interview with the French TV5Monde.

It would again delay mean the elections, originally in december 2016 held to be. Then walked the mandate of the current president Joseph Kabila.

Political crisis

The DRC has been for quite some time in the ban of a political crisis. Last autumn, the vomiting, there in the land of fierce protests against Kabila, after he announced the elections to be. He suggested that the country wasn’t ready for was. Would would include millions of non-registered voters who could not vote.

Opponents saw in the delay an attempt by Kabila, since 2001 president of the DRC, even after the expiry of its term in december to stay in power. The protests, which are violently in the head were pressed, came to the 32 people killed. Also made Finance minister Pierre Kangudia known that there is no money for elections.

Last year december, locks politicians of the government and the opposition reached an agreement on the organization of elections before the end of 2017, but the chairman of the election commission considers that it is now unlikely that that date is met.

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