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DR Congo's election official says polls to be held on schedule

English.news.cn   2011-04-15 20:02:24 FeedbackPrintRSS

LOME, April 15 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DR Congo) holds this year's presidential elections within the "constitutional time frame," the Central African country's top election official has pledged.

The chairman of the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DR Congo) National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI), Daniel Ngoy Mulunda Nyanga, on Thursday made the pledged in the Togolese capital Lome after delivering a personal message from Congolese President Joseph Kabila to his Togolese counterpart Faure Gnassingbe.

"I came to deliver a personal message from the Congolese president," Nyanga told reporters.

He disclosed that he had briefed the Togolese president on the progress in the electoral process.

The reassurance of the planned elections on Nov. 27 came in the aftermath of a "coup attempt" in late February, when an unknown group of armed men attacked Kabila's residence in the capital Kinshasa, before routed soon with seven assailants killed.

The raid sparked fears of instability in a country where the 1998-2002 Congo war sucked in several neighboring countries and rebel attacks have been frequently reported, especially in the restive eastern part.

Kabila, 39, was elected in 2006.

Editor: Xiong Tong
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