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Citizens’ movements in the DRC are working on the reform of the electoral law

Kinshasa, April 22, 2022 (CPA) –  The coordinator of the « Collectif d’actions de la société civile » (CASC) platform, Joseph Nkinzo Tchibo, brought together on Thursday, at the multipurpose room of the Center for the disabled, in Lingwala, the citizens’ movements in the DRC to reflect on the ongoing process of electoral law reform.

This organized activity, with the financial support of the International Foundation for electoral systems » (IFES), aimed to take stock of the civic activities carried out in connection with electoral reform, in particular the identification and sharing effective methods of citizen and electoral participation as well as the proposal of an electoral roadmap for citizen and association movements.

The coordinator of the CASC, at the same time secretary of the Initiative for the reforms, the reality and the electoral viability (I-REVE), on this occasion, invited the participants to each play their role, by making proposals for the good market and transparency, inclusiveness, credibility, accessibility and freedom of elections.

“Our goal was to give space to citizen movements to analyze the current political situation, particularly in the ongoing revision of the electoral law,” he argued.

Assessment of the innovations made

For citizen movements in consultation, the current electoral law proposal brings several innovations, namely the removal of the electoral threshold and its replacement by a condition of admissibility of the lists in proportion to the 60% of seats in competition; the organization of the election of governors at the second degree, within the provincial assembly, following a system of sponsorship by the parties, groups and independents present, representing at least 10% of the provincial deputies.

The coordinator of the OGNDH « Friends of Nelson Mandela for Human Rights » (ANMDH), Aaron Mukaleng, who took part in this activity, congratulated the organizers for their involvement in the smooth running of the elections in the DRC.

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