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Democratic Republic of Congo/general election results

Published on February 3, 2012
Statement by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Spokesman

Paris, February 2, 2012

We note the general election results published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).

This publication opens a two-month window for appeals to be lodged at the Supreme Court of Justice.

France would like these appeals to be handled transparently. In fact, numerous irregularities have been observed.

France reiterates her wish for lessons to be learned from the latest elections and for the necessary corrective measures to be taken before the next ballot. The provincial and local elections will be an important factor in consolidating the country.

She reiterates her call for political dialogue to resume in the Democratic Republic of Congo and her commitment to the strengthening of republican institutions through the deepening of democracy.

France will condemn any incitement to violence, and she recalls that the authorities are responsible for the people’s security, with due regard for the rule of law./.

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