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DRC may not meet constitutional deadline for upcoming elections - AU Envoy

DRC may not meet constitutional deadline for upcoming elections - AU Envoy

Democratic Republic Of Congo

The African Union envoy for national dialogue in Democratic Republic of Congo has said that it is crucial for elections in the country to be conducted before the end of the year.

The commission also acknowledged that it may be difficult for DRC to meet the constitutional deadline for the coming elections given the limited duration for all the preparations.

“The problem we have today is that there is a constitutional deadline that must be respected. We are not sure of finishing all the process of elections as prescribed by the constitution,” said Edem Kojo, head of the AU envoy to DRC.

The AU envoy to the DRC, is currently on a mediation mission in the country during which it is expected to bring a lasting solution to the political misunderstanding among political opponents.

On the other hand, the government is accusing the opposition and the United Nation for fixing an election without their approval.

On Saturday, the G7, a coalition of seven opposition parties refused to participate in the dialogue, claiming that the AU envoy was creating a new legitimacy that would make a new transition to the current government last for three or four more years.

AFP