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Kabila leads in partial results from DRC polls

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Ballot boxes at the Fikin International compilation centre in Kinshasa

Ballot boxes at the Fikin International compilation centre in Kinshasa

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. The figures represent 15 per cent of the country’s polling stations and include almost no results from Kinshasa.

Report from Kinshasa

Electoral commission chief Daniel Ngoy Mulunda

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

3 December 2011 at 17:00

Slideshow: DRC elections – Tabulation centre in Kinshasa

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DRC elections – Tabulation centre in Kinshasa

Written by Daniel Finnan

1 December 2011 at 18:00

Praise and criticism for DRC elections in observer reports

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Electoral commission workers sitting atop a truck entering the Fikin counting centre, Kinshasa, 30 November

Electoral commission workers sitting atop a truck entering the Fikin counting centre, Kinshasa, 30 November

The results of international and national observation missions to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 2011 elections were presented in Kinshasa on Thursday. The European Union said the process was “inadequately controlled” while Congolese observers said they had seen irregularities at 15 per cent of polling stations.

Q&A: Andres Perello Rodriquez, EU observer mission

Leonie Kandolo, CAFCO observer mission

Rupiah Banda, former Zambian president, Carter Center

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

1 December 2011 at 17:00

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

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"I've voted, check out my indelible ink" - Voter at Institut De La Gombe in Kinshasa

"I've voted, check out my indelible ink" - Voter at Institut De La Gombe in Kinshasa

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa is a rumour mill. No more so that during the country’s 2011 presidential elections. The Congolese are sometimes superstitious, at times moralistic and always feverish in their chatter about the latest rumour. This has only been amplified by the country’s polls. Here’s a collection of RFI’s favourite election rumours.

Radio France Internationale

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Slideshow: DRC elections – Results

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DRC elections – Results

Written by Daniel Finnan

30 November 2011 at 18:00

UDPS party says five provinces secured in DRC elections

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A burnt out jeep on Avenue Munene outside the Ecole Dyavanga polling station, Kinshasa, 29 November

A burnt out jeep on Avenue Munene outside the Ecole Dyavanga polling station, Kinshasa, 29 November

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 securing victory. Etienne Tshisekedi’s party says they have secured enough for a majority and do not want to see the vote annulled.

Q&A: Ferdinand Nkashama, Secretary of the Election Surveillance Commission, UDPS

Q&A: Justin, Militant, UDPS

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

29 November 2011 at 16:22

Voting chaos and pockets of violence mar DRC elections

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Voters searching for their names on the voter list in Matete, Kinshasa

Voters searching for their names on the voter list in Matete, Kinshasa

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. RFI visited polling stations in Kinshasa, where frustrations ran high.

Q&A: Dominique Struye, Belgium’s Ambassador to DRC

Q&A: John Stremlau, Election Observer, Carter Center

Radio France Internationale

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