The general report of the electoral process 2012-2019 adopted in the lower house of Parliament


Kinshasa, April 13th, 2021 (CPA) .- The National Assembly adopted by an overwhelming majority of deputies present in the hemicycle, the general report of the electoral process 2012-2019, after 48 hours requested to better identify the concerns of national MPs raised during the presentation of the General Report on the 2012-2019 electoral process and the 2019-2020 report.

Corneille Nangaa, Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) arrived at the end of his mandate, who returned Tuesday, April 13 to the Congress hall of the People’s Palace, to respond to the concerns of national deputies, said his satisfaction at having completed in beauty an electoral cycle to pave the way for a new cycle that begins with electoral reforms.

“We agreed to this exercise in accordance with the law. We closed an electoral process, it was necessary that a related report be presented to the national representation. This is what we have done, « he said, before thanking the MEPs who provided relevant opinions, advice and recommendations during the general debate on the report.

As a technical body whose mission is to conduct any electoral process in the country, the CENI, he said, shed more or less light on the issue of the electoral process. « It is therefore with satisfaction that my colleagues and I note that the draft of two reports have been adopted in the lower house of Parliament, » he said.

According to him, the CENI remains available, in accordance with the organic law, to provide technical insights to support national deputies and senators who will initiate the debate around these reforms. Regarding the voting machine, Nangaa said that to date, 93,593 machines are intact out of the 106,457 kits purchased, of which 4,612 require touch-ups in maintenance for some breakdowns observed after use and 75 voting machines remain to be identified, after pickup and inventory.

Among the benefits of using this technology, Nangaa also noted that with the voting machine, it is possible to organize up to four combined direct ballots on the same day.