UN Security Council calls for efforts to ensure success of DR Congo elections

UNITED NATIONS,  The UN Security Council underscored the importance of the Dec 23 elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and called for efforts to make the electoral process successful.

In a press statement issued right before the start of the official electoral campaign, the Security Council said the elections constitute “a historic opportunity” for the first democratic and peaceful transfer of power, the consolidation of stability and the creation of the conditions for development in the DRC.

It called on all political parties, supporters, and other political actors to remain fully committed to the Congolese Constitution, the Dec 31, 2016 Agreement and the electoral timeline, which together represent the only viable path out of the current political situation.