Friday, September 15, 2006

DRC: Supreme court ruling, take 2

BBC NEWS | Africa | Court confirms DR Congo poll date:

"The Supreme Court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has ruled that the second round of landmark elections can go ahead as planned.

It overturned its own ruling earlier this week that the 29 October date broke the constitution.

The court has also confirmed that President Joseph Kabila and ex-rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba would contest the run-off.

The 30 July election was the first democratic poll to be held since 1960.

The announcement of provisional first round results led to days of gun battles in Kinshasa between the two men's security forces, which left 23 people dead."

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