Congo Opposition Parties Demand Election Calendar Be Revised

Opposition groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo threatened to stage protests if a revised election calendar isn’t published by February.

The leaders from civil society and some political groups made the announcement at a meeting in the capital, Kinshasa, on Saturday where they formed a Front Citoyen 2016, a civil movement to seek a change in government.

Congo is due to hold national, provincial and local elections over the next year, culminating in a presidential vote in November. While voting for governors and provincial assemblies have been delayed, the electoral authority hasn’t yet published a revised calendar. President Joseph Kabila hasn’t confirmed if he will step down when his second term ends.

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