AETA and EurAc call for calm ahead of Monday's elections in the Congo

By European Network for Central Africa (EurAc)

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, November 28, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Réseau Agir pour des Elections Transparentes et Apaisées (AETA), and the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc), present in DRC with an electoral observation mission including 90 international observers and 3000 Congolese observers, express their concerns on the cases of violence that took place during the closing of the electoral campaign in the country. The two organisations call on all the actors including the political parties and the media, to take responsibility for the electoral process and specifically the political parties to call their supporters to calm.

AETA and EurAc demand the political leaders and all the candidates to close the campaign in a peaceful way and create the right conditions for voters to safely reach the polling stations on Election Day.

A peaceful environment would allow the national and international observers to work in an effective way, a vital element needed to contribute to a peaceful development of the electoral process.