Congo ‘fury’ over new poll delay

News from the electoral commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo that elections cannot be held until at least April 2019 has angered the opposition.

It had been agreed between all parties that already delayed elections should take place by the end of this year (see earlier entry).

The opposition suspects President Joseph Kabila is trying to cling to power.

Opposition leader Claudel Lubaya told the Reuters news agency the announcement was an “an election-killing agenda”.

“Everything now rests on the shoulders of the population, which must take matters into its own hands.”


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