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Statement on the Election Process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes notes that the submission of candidatures for the presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was concluded on the 8th of August 2018 and welcomes the commitment of President Joseph Kabila Kabange to respect the Constitution and not to take part in the elections. It is a key moment in the development of the Democratic Republic of the Congo which can lead to the first peaceful and democratic transfer of power in the country´s history.

The Ministry reiterates its call to all Congolese political actors to respect the election calendar agreed in accordance with the Constitution and the New Year´s Eve Agreement of December 2016. The Ministry believes that credible, peaceful and inclusive elections by the end of the year will enhance the stability and prosperity of the Democratic Republic of the the Congo and the entire region.