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Issue 95 18/12/2018
DRC ELECTION - 23 DECEMBER 2018
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will hold its long-awaited presidential election on 23 December 2018, over two years after the vote was initially scheduled to take place. Electoral campaigning is underway countrywide and is amid elevated fears of possible political violence.

Given the DRCís violent political history and the elevated tensions ahead of the vote fueled by the constant delays in holding the election which was viewed as an attempt by President Joseph Kabila to retain power, some level of politically-motivated violence and protest are expected regardless of who wins the 23 December ballot


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