Congo - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (24.07.17)

Q - What is your reaction to the victory of Denis Sassou Nguesso’s party in the legislative elections of July 16? Do you deplore the fact that elections couldn’t be held in the Pool region?

A - The election process is not over; the second round is scheduled for July 30.

France remains concerned by the situation in the Pool region and its humanitarian consequences. It calls on the Congolese authorities to take the necessary measures to rapidly restore conditions allowing for elections to be held in the concerned districts.