Democratic Republic of Congo – Draft electoral law (January 20, 2015)

France is concerned by the recurring unrest linked to the debates on the draft electoral law in the Congolese Parliament, and notably by the violence that took place on January 19.

We extend our condolences to the families of the victims of these events.

These kinds of outbursts have no place in democratic debates. The legal framework and the overall timeline for the electoral process which should get under way this year must be drafted in a consensual manner, in accordance with the constitution of the Democratic Republic of Congo and while respecting public freedoms.

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