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DRC: Towards elections or turbulence?

At Le Blog du Congolais, blogger Philippe Lomboto Liondjo questions (FR) whether elections will happen as scheduled on June 30, 2006. Liondjo thinks back to the aborted election of June 30, 2005 and fears that the DRC will have to endure another extension. Among reasons for his skepticism, Liondjo cites the wavering of opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, tensions over the presidency of Parliament, poor governance on the part of the European Union's Commissary Louis Michel, an uncertainty over whether international aid or government monies should pay the military.

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