DRC: Bishops paint a severe picture of the electoral process

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Avoid a "parody of election" on December 23rd. This is the meaning of the message broadcast this Friday, November 23 by the bishops of the DRC at the end of their extraordinary assembly to "evaluate the electoral process."

<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Events still repressed, no equity in access to public media, opponents in prison or in exile, and a ruling class " corrupted »Who practices« abuse of power The bishops draw a dark picture of the situation on the second day of the election campaign. "data-reactid =" 23 "> Demonstrations still repressed, no equity in access to public media, opponents in prison or in exile, and a ruling class" corrupted »Who practices« abuse of power The bishops draw a dark picture of the situation on the second day of the election campaign.

<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Father Nsholé, spokesman for the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (Cenco): " We also observe that, contrary to the legal provisions, agents of the territorial and administrative, ministers and village chiefs are forced to fight campaign for a single political tendency. And the means of the state are requisitioned and made available to a single platform in politics. What sets the inequality of opportunity, inadmissible in a democratic competition "Data-reactid =" 24 "> Father Nsholé, spokesperson for the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (Cenco):" We also observe that, contrary to the legal provisions, agents of the territorial and administrative, ministers and village chiefs are forced to fight campaign for a single political tendency. And the means of the state are requisitioned and made available to a single platform in politics. What sets the inequality of opportunity, inadmissible in a democratic competition ".

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<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Does this table allow to go to elections? without questioning the results, ask the bishops They ask the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) to find a consensus on the use or not of the voting machine. "data-reactid =" 26 "> Does this table make it possible to go to the elections without the results being disputed, question the bishops They ask the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) to find a consensus on the use or not of the voting machine.

<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "" We believe that it is still possible to find a consensus on the use or not of the voting machine, esteemed Father Nsholé. If the use of this machine proved unavoidable, we ask the Ceni to reassure the Congolese people that the machine will be used exclusively for the identification of candidates and the printing of ballot papers, to proceed only to the counting manual of the votes and to post the minutes in all the polling and counting stations the same day, otherwise it would discredit the result of the vote "Data-reactid =" 27 ">" We believe that it is still possible to find a consensus on the use or not of the voting machine, esteemed Father Nsholé. If the use of this machine proved unavoidable, we ask the Ceni to reassure the Congolese people that the machine will be used exclusively for the identification of candidates and the printing of ballot papers, to proceed only to the counting manual of the votes and to post the minutes in all the polling and counting stations the same day, otherwise it would discredit the result of the vote ".

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<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The bishops do not speak out in favor of one or the other of the candidates, but call on the Congolese to opt for a new leadership »:« We warn you against talkers and sellers of illusion. Beware especially of those who distribute the money to buy your votes "Data-reactid =" 29 "> The Bishops do not speak out in favor of any of the candidates, but call on the Congolese to opt for a" new leadership »:« We warn you against talkers and sellers of illusion. Beware especially of those who distribute the money to buy your votes ".

<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The bishops believe that it is still time to rectify the situation, but are already addressing the international community to ask it to consider only results that are in accordance with the truth of the ballot boxes The bishops believe that there is still time to rectify the situation, but are already addressing the international community to ask it to consider only the results that are " in accordance with the truth of the ballot boxes ".