Congo elections postponed

The presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) scheduled on December 23 has been cancelled and will now be held a week later on December 30.

There is an growing skepticism about the transparency of the upcoming elections in Democratic Republic of Congo.

A delay announced by a week explained by the shortage of ballots paper, caused by fire. However the election had been delayed by more than two years, until recent promise to organise it on Sunday, when suddenly the ballots problem occurred.

Around 40 millions of Congolese registered are waiting for an opportunity to cast a ballot.

The presidential, legislative and provincial elections will, therefore, take place on December 30, 2018,” head of the Independent National Election Commission (CENI), Corneille Nangaa, said.

AMENDMENT: according to the other source, the delay is caused by the destruction of ballots machines. The Ebola outbreak is also named among possible reasons for last minute change of schedule.

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