Opposition boycotts DRC poll}News 24:Comments to come...
"Kinshasa - The main opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is boycotting this year's elections, a key step in the country's transition from its devastating 1998-2003 war, party members said on Sunday.
Members of the opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) of former prime minister Etienne Tshisekedi were not among the would-be candidates submitted to the country's independent electoral commission (CEI).
'It's done. We won't go' to the elections, a UDPS official told AFP, one of several party members to confirm the boycott which has not been announced by Tshisekedi himself."
Monday, April 03, 2006
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