EU monitors elections in Congo

“While the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) begins a decisive step with the finalization of the candidatures for the presidential and legislative elections, the events of the last days testify to the need to ensure a peaceful and unhindered environment.Thus, the European Union fully supports the call of the President of the African Union Commission for the respect of the rights and freedoms of all Congolese, indispensable for the holding of a peaceful, transparent and truly inclusive election” -says the statement of the European External Action Service (EEAS) on electoral process in DRC.

“It recalls the importance of the commitment of all parties to respect the New Year’s Political Agreement, including the measures of relaxation, to ensure a fair and credible electoral competition.The European Union will continue to monitor the situation carefully and in close consultation with its partners, primarily the African Union and the United Nations.”

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