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The electoral commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has halted the vote count for parliamentary elections until experts arrive from the United States and Britain, it announced on Monday.

The independent national electoral commission (CENI), which has registered many complaints regarding the presidential and parliamentary elections of November 28, said it did not know when these experts would come, or how many there would be.

“There has been a first meeting at the political level, with the ambassadors of the United States and Great Britain,” followed by a “technical” meeting with the UN mission in the DRC (Monusco), Jacques Djoli, vice-president of the CENI said.

“Discussions must continue. We hope that at the latest tomorrow or after tomorrow things will become clearer, because we already have results that need to be validated and a population that is awaiting the end of the process,” Djoli added.  Read more…