Monday, April 03, 2006

Opposition boycotts DRC poll

Opposition boycotts DRC poll}News 24:

"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."
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1 comment:

Fleur d'Afrique. said...

The UDPS has got to be the most annoying and illogical opposition party ever. I wrote a very long reply, but I gave up. I'm curious to read how our pro-UDPS bloggers will justify this. imho the UDPS has officially become an irrelevant political part.

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