Civil society coalition in DRC announce dates for elections [The Morning Call]

Congolese civil society coalition has drawn up its own electoral calendar, urging the electoral authorities to set up

dates in order to get the Democratic Republic of Congo out of the crisis arising from President Joseph Kabila’s stay in power.

According to the timetable presented at a press conference, the presidential election would take place on the 31st of December

with voter registration scheduled for the 1st of October 2017 and an electoral campaign from the 1st of december to the 30th.

The groups called on the Electoral Commission to “remove the uncertainties surrounding the holding of the elections to end the DRC’s political crisis.”