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Democratic Republic of Congo: Politics and Government

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans his Department has to assist with the holding of local elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010. (306514)

Successful completion of the next electoral cycle in the Democratic Republic of Congo will be vital for the continued economic development and stabilisation of the country. The Department for International Development (DFID) has committed more than £27 million in support of local elections.

DFID support has helped to build the capacity of the Independent Electoral Commission and finance preparations for local elections. This includes revision of the electoral roll and voter registration, both of which will also be used in preparation for the presidential ballot.