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The text presented by Tunda Yakasendwe, national deputy for the PPRD, offered significant modifications to the Congolese electoral system, starting with the voting system. Hide Footnote parliamentarians upped the pressure by delaying their scrutiny of the text, and then linking final debates of the bill to salary negotiations.
That a number of opposition leaders maintain the aura of being presidential hopefuls to strengthen their hand in intra-opposition negotiations further complicates efforts to arrive at a consensus.
If the vote is any guide, Bemba could expect to gather strong support. And, elwctorale but not least, is Kabila willing to cede power and not contest the vote?
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Numbers cited from Thierry Coosemans, Radioscopie des urnes congolaises, Paris, Any attempt by the president to extend his tenure would likely provoke a major political crisis. Regarding the charge of witness tampering, Bemba has already served over 80 per cent of the maximum sentence of five years, given that he was served an arrest warrant in November The text adopted lou both houses on 15 June rejected several proposed changes, preserved others, but on the whole returned to the system used for the polls.
A delay would be edc the more problematic given that voter registration — which is nearing its end — has taken longer than expected. According to the existing voting system for the lower house, deputies are elected by proportional representation with open lists from districts, which each elect between one lloi four deputies depending on their number of registered voters.
On 4 Julya memorandum by the opposition party UDPS complaining of voter registration irregularities gave rise to the first clash between police and protesters in Kinshasa.
Hide Footnote Kinshasa is currently a bastion of the opposition, but this new division would have created several districts in the capital favouring the ruling party or its allies.
Despite his acquittal, Bemba was not immediately freed because he is still awaiting final sentence in the separate case in which he was found guilty of influencing witnesses in relation to the principal case. This waived the requirement that the winning presidential candidate needs more than 50 per cent in the first round to avoid a second round and allowed a candidate to win the presidency with less than 50 per cent of votes.
Hide Footnote imposing significantly more restrictive financial barriers on eligibility. His likely re-entry into Congolese politics will shake up the campaign ahead of elections slated for December International actors, particularly the African leaders whose pressure has been instrumental in moving electoral preparations forward thus far, should continue their push for Kabila to stand aside, for the government to allow opposition politicians to stand and for a credible vote.
That said, a more competitive contest could also prove a flashpoint for violence and will make it all the more important that Congolese citizens and politicians regard the vote as credible.
Paradoxically, changing the electoral lloi has been more difficult than changing the constitution.
For now, it eldctorale highly likely that he will rejoin the political fray: Outside powers should keep pressing Kabila to stand down and allow opposition candidates to participate.
Nevertheless, the non-realization of parity between men and women and the non-presence of those living with a handicap shall not be a motive for the inadmissibility of a list.
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Related Tags Democratic Republic of Congo. While the AMP was an alliance of parties on a pretty equal footing, the PM is structured around the PPRD and only political parties with a national representation can belong to it. The ruling party expected the legislature to take only a few days to rubber stamp its changes, but instead parliamentarians spent three months over the bill, during which they amended it extensively.
As influential opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi and his party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress UPDSboycotted the elections, Bemba was the uncontested candidate of the west as Kabila dominated in the east. Hide Footnote — and, in some cases, of losing their seats — deputies rejected the proposed bill on 11 May with votes, against only 23 who favoured the bill and 12 who abstained.
After the Pretoria power-sharing agreement, he became, in Julyone of four vice presidents in the transitional government.
If Kabila stands aside and prospects of a genuine contest for power improve, credible polls and commitments by contenders to avoid inflammatory campaign language and pursue post-election grievances peacefully will be critical.
He remained politically active in detention, as far as the conditions of his custody would allow, and it seems very likely that he will seek a political comeback. The government may even be tempted to stimulate further communal tensions in the provinces to prise apart opposition candidates and make alliance building harder.
Thus, as inthe Supreme Court of Justice will settle electoral disputes.
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However, the MLC is still one of the major opposition formations and has one of four opposition representatives — with Nadine Mishika Tshishima, who is deputy quaestor deputy head of finances — in the electoral commission CENI.
As provincial and senatorial elections were not electorsle inBemba remains a senator and as such enjoys parliamentary immunity as well as freedom of movement. The situation remains fluid, but thus far two opposition blocs eelectorale emerging through a process of slow negotiation.
Why does it matter? Bemba found refuge at the South African embassy and negotiated his departure to exile in Portugal in April. Their often opportunistic past trajectories could make alliance building easier, but it also means they may first have to overcome some bad blood.
On 15 June the Congolese Rsc adopted, after nearly three months of debate, the new electoral law.