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DRC ELECTIONS: European Union To Send Nearly 100 Observers

The European Union (EU) has announced that it will deploy about 100 observers to the Democratic Republic of Congo to monitor the 2023 General Elections.

On Monday 20 November, the EU head of the electoral observation mission in DRC Malin Björk met Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) Dénis Kadima Kazadi in Kinshasa where she confirmed the planed deployment of its observers in all across the country.

“We are a team of 13 experts, 42 long-term observers who will be deployed in the coming days. At the time of the elections, we will have 12 short-term observers and a delegation made up of 6 deputies of the European Parliament,” Björk explained.

The EU are set to be part of DRC electoral process once again this year having shunned participation in the last polls held in 2018.

Observers from the EU are now expected to arrive in the country following the official opening of electoral campaigns last Sunday and will run until 19th December.

The DRC goes to the polls to elect its new leaders at presidential, legislative and provincial levels on 20th December, 2023.

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