start of registration of Congolese voters in three countries

several western countries call for transparency in the electoral process

start of registration of Congolese voters in three countries

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Voter registration continues ahead of election deadlines, in particular, the December 20, 2023 presidential election.

As a reminder, the country has been divided into three main zones. Voter registration operations for the first zone, which refers to the western provinces, began on December 24 and were due to end on January 23, but the operations were extended by 25 days by the Electoral Commission since only a third of the voters involved were able to Enlist. However, operations start as planned on January 25 in the second zone that includes 9 provinces, including Kasai and Katanga, but also, and this is the first time abroad, in three countries.

This vote of the Congolese living abroad is provided for by the electoral law, but it has never been organized so far for material reasons. For these elections, the Electoral Commission has decided to launch the experiment in five countries: Canada and the United States in America, Belgium and France in Europe and South Africa on the continent. The last three countries mentioned are the ones that open the enlistment dance this Wednesday.

According to the CENI, the registration centers must be located directly in the embassies and will be open from Tuesday to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time until the close of operations. In this case, for this second zone, it is February 23rd. An obviously free registration as for all registrations outside and within the country.

For the last two countries affected by this first out-of-country voting experiment, the United States and Canada, registration must begin at the same time as the third and final zone, which refers to a large portion of the ground floor east. This is how it will be from February 16 to March 17.


Candidate for deputy Delly Sesanga

This was announced yesterday in Lisala by the president of the Envol party, who recently visited several cities in the Congolese territory. He returns to the reasons that, according to him, motivate this candidacy.

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