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DRC's Kabila admits mistakes

2011-12-12 22:33

London - Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on Monday admitted mistakes had been made in elections in which he was re-elected but he rejected accusations that its credibility was in doubt.

"We wanted to organise perfect elections. Did we attain that perfection? Not 100%, I do agree, because it is a huge challenge," Kabila told a news conference in Kinshasa with journalists, including the BBC.

"But compared to the elections in 2006 these elections were better," he said.

Kabila said he rejected accusations from international monitors at the Carter Centre that his victory in the November 28 vote lacked credibility.

"Probably what we have to note is that the credibility of these elections cannot be put in doubt," he said.

Comments
  • Norah - 2011-12-13 07:51

    I totally agree Rais! You have the courage to admit that there were mistakes but the international observers themselves said these were not widespread enough to nullify the vote. And at some point, the DRC had to organise elections itself..all part of the learning curve. Also, the logistical challenge of organising elections in such a vast country is enormous, especially with no road infrastructure and a crippling rebel war in the east. You'll do better next time.

      Guelord - 2011-12-13 08:34

      Your comment is completely unreasonable I suggest you read about “Cinq chantiers” then replace your comment

      kad.victoria - 2011-12-13 09:09

      Hi Norha I totally second your coment, you are right it's not that easy. better to try and fail and learn a lesson from that.

  • Mbadu - 2011-12-13 17:18

    i would like to know if who won the election really?

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