What's Wrong With the DR Congo's Electoral System?
When voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) finally go to the polls on 23 December, it looks like they will be faced with a choice of at least 19 presidential candidates. This crowded race is too close to call, but whoever emerges victorious will be tasked with governing a vast and diverse nation of around 80 million people. They will need to be the president not just of those who voted for them, but also of those that didn't, writes Adebayo Olukoshi & Adem K Abebe for African Arguments.
African Arguments, 3 September 2018
Under the current rules (changed months before the last elections in 2011), the DRC's next president could come to power with just 5.3% of the vote. Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Top Opposition Candidates No Longer in the Race
Deutsche Welle, 28 August 2018
At least two political heavyweights from DRC's opposition have been excluded from the presidential race in December. Many observers believe that President Kabila will do whatever… Read more »
Début de vote le 28/11/2011 à Kinshasa, pour les élections de 2011 en RDC.
The top court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has excluded former vice president and opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba from standing for election because of a witness ... Read more »