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Corneille Nangaa, outgoing president of the Electoral Commission, called for the process to be speeded up to avoid any slippage in the electoral calendar. </p><div> <p><em>With our correspondent in Kinshasa,</em> <strong>Patient Ligodi</strong>
In the DRC, general elections are scheduled for 2023, but the issue is already topical. Civil society organizations are insisting that this deadline not be exceeded. For its part, the Electoral Commission has launched the preparations for these exchanges at the technical level. Last weekend, she completed training for around thirty IT logistics experts.
According to Corneille Nangaa, it is possible that the electoral calendar will be respected. But you have to do it as soon as possible.
First, we must identify the voters, but also and above all prepare all the logistics. The equipment used in 2018 is still usable, says Corneille Nanga, but it needs to be updated. These include voting machines and voter registration kits.
Next to the technical preparation, there is the question of the legal framework. Civil society calls for reforms. The Catholic Church, for example, insists on changes relating in particular to the organization and functioning of the Ceni.
The other ongoing debate is the question of the possible organization of a general census before the elections are held. This position, supported by some executives of Félix Tshisekedi’s UDPS, is rejected by the opposition and civil society.
Corneille Nangaa delays and insists on logistical preparation. ” Political questions are flexible and solutions can quickly be found while technical questions are rigid. »
The parliamentary re-entry is scheduled in a week. This session will undoubtedly be marked by the debate on this issue.
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