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Voter Registration

However, the MLC is still one of the major opposition formations and has one of four opposition representatives — with Nadine Mishika Tshishima, who is deputy quaestor deputy head of finances — in the electoral commission CENI.

The adoption of the electoral law by both houses of the national assembly does not signify that the legal framework for lii is complete. Annexes to the electoral law defining district boundaries and the allocation of seats to districts must be adopted by Parliament before candidate registration starts. Such an electoral disposition would have obstructed independents 63 were elected ineliminated some smaller parties from national representation 56 parties currently have less than 5 seats, including 31 with only 1 seat and, as such, would have put an end to the necessity of political alliances which has dominated parliamentary life during this legislature.

Numbers cited from Thierry Coosemans, Radioscopie des urnes congolaises, Paris, While the AMP was an alliance of parties on a pretty equal footing, the PM is structured around the PPRD and only political parties with a national representation can belong to it. Lok by prospects of an increased dominant ruling party [fn] Interview by Crisis Group with a politician from the presidential majority, Kinshasa, 4 June Tshisekedi, who remains untested, is trying to follow the footsteps of his father, Etienne, who passed away in February But shorn of its figurehead, his party haemorrhaged support, losing 42 of its 64 seats in parliament in the elections.


That could change if they rally around Bemba. What should be done?

Later the same year, the court also convicted him of witness tampering. During his imprisonment in The Hague, Bemba remained president of the MLC and senator, and even hoped to run in the presidential election.

Although rejecting major changes, the legislature nevertheless introduced several innovations to the new electoral law: Hide Footnote — and, electprale some cases, of losing their seats — deputies rejected the proposed bill on 11 Lli with votes, against only 23 who favoured the bill and 12 who abstained.

Although rejecting major changes, the legislature nevertheless introduced several innovations to the new electoral law:. Bemba also has a strong national stature and is as well placed as Katumbi to attract allies and position himself at the centre of a countrywide coalition.

The text presented by Tunda Yakasendwe, national deputy for the PPRD, offered significant modifications to the Congolese electoral system, starting with the voting system. Regarding the charge of witness tampering, Bemba has already served over 80 per cent of the maximum sentence of five years, given that he was served an arrest warrant in November For President Kabila, electorwle attempts to retain power face stiff domestic and international opposition — or for a successor Kabila anoints — Bemba represents a threat.

Élections en RDC : l’opposition réclame l’invalidation des candidatures du pouvoir

In short, there are multiple possibilities countrywide for unscrupulous politicians to play communities against one another. The modifications intended by the ruling party this time sought to shift rules for the election of deputies, which in many cases may have affected their re-election. Moreover several provinces saw demands to extend it and the opposition electorael denounced irregularities. Hide Footnote rumours that the proposed electoral law would seek to exclude certain candidates on the basis of their age, residency or tax returns were persistent.


DR Congo’s Electoral Law for Choosing Continuity | Crisis Group

Hide Footnote Education criteria were also introduced for all candidates and coupled with criteria for experience. That said, a more competitive contest could also prove a flashpoint for violence and will make it all the more important that Congolese citizens and politicians regard the vote as credible. The text adopted by both houses on 15 June rejected several proposed changes, preserved others, but on the whole returned to the system used for the polls.

Hide Footnote Here again lawmakers reaffirmed their authority as a check on executive power. Bemba has the profile to contest the presidency.

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In an attempt to prevent the use of state resources for campaigns, parliamentarians retained the prohibition of the managers of public companies and civil servants competing as candidates. For a recent example in Chad, cf.

Hide Footnote imposing significantly more restrictive financial barriers on eligibility. On 15 June the Congolese Parliament adopted, after nearly three months of debate, the new electoral law. Outside powers should keep pressing Kabila to stand down and eelectorale opposition lli to participate. Paradoxically, changing the electoral law has been more difficult than changing the constitution.

International actors, particularly the African leaders whose pressure has been instrumental in moving electoral preparations forward thus far, should continue their push for Kabila to stand aside, for the government to allow opposition politicians to stand and for a credible vote.

A delay would be all the more problematic given that voter registration — which is nearing its end — has taken longer than expected. Reversing a Dangerous Decision.