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Kabila in pole position ahead of preliminary results

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The DRC's electoral commission (Ceni) in Kinshasa

The DRC's electoral commission (Ceni) in Kinshasa

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. Some residents of Kinshasa have been leaving the city for the safety of Brazzaville.

Report – People leaving Kinshasa

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

6 December 2011 at 17:00

Congo has to take the lead in November elections, says Crisis Group’s Délétroz

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Representatives of the DRC's electoral commission in Kinshasa, 7 May. Photo: CENI

Representatives of the DRC's electoral commission in Kinshasa, 7 May. Photo: CENI

Anger and consternation dominated the feelings amongst Congolese pro-democracy activists at a meeting with representatives from the French foreign ministry in Paris on Monday. During discussions about the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 28th November polls, three themed round tables focused on the electoral process, security, justice and impunity. There are worries that the government is not ready to improve on 2006’s dismal voting conditions, and many Congolese are unhappy with French support for elections that they already see as flawed.

Interview: Alain Délétroz, Vice President, International Crisis Group

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

17 May 2011 at 20:13