The elections scheduled on December 23 face a number of logistical obstacles. The government of Joseph Kabila has also prevented the opposition from mounting an effective campaign. Nonetheless, the people are mobilizing in thousands against the president
Presidential, legislative and provincial elections are scheduled for December 23 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is uncertain whether they will be held due to logistical reasons. If the presidential election actually takes place, it will be the first ‘peaceful’ transfer of power since the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in cahoots with the United Nations, Belgium and other Western countries, overthrew Patrice Lumumba, Congo’s first democratically elected Prime Minister in 1960.
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