ISS Seminar, Pretoria, 16 August 2006
Democratic Republic of Congo Update:
A Second Round of Elections?
General elections were held in the DRC on July 30, 2006, the first multiparty elections in the country after 32 years of brutal and corrupt dictatorship under Mobutu and two wars (1996-1997 and 1998-2003). Voters went to the polls in overwhelming numbers to elect a new President out of 32 presidential candidates and 500 members of parliament out of 9000 candidates. If no clear winner emerges from this round of elections with a win of 50% plus of the vote, voters will go to the polls for the run-off election, on October 29.
Henri Boshoff: Military Analyst, ISS
Joseph Yav: Research Consultant, ISS
Date: Wednesday, 16 August 2006
Venue: Conference Room
Block C, Brooklyn Court
361 Veale Street
(Parking in Brooklyn Mall and ABSA Court)
Time: 11h00 to 13h00
RSVP: Charlene Harry
Tel: (012) 346 9500
Fax: (012) 460 0997