Democratic Republic of Congo – Preparation of the elections (February 12, 2015)


France welcomes the publication by the Independent National Electoral Commission of the overall timeline of the next election cycle, as well as the enactment of the electoral law passed at the end of January.

These texts must now be implemented in accordance with the deadlines that have been set, the Congolese Constitution and the principles of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance of 2007.

We urge the Congolese authorities to update the electoral register and to present a detailed budget for the entire process.

France reaffirms its attachment to an open and calm dialogue between the Congolese political actors, which will be crucial to the credibility and transparency of the forthcoming election process.