UNSC upbeat about DRC election plans

The United Nations Security Council has welcomed progress made in preparations for historic elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, calling this a pivotal moment in the history of the beleaguered country. In a briefing on their recent visit to the DRC where members met with the president, government, opposition parties and the electoral commission, the council believes it will be up to political forces to ensure that the country remains on a path of peace. This as the UN Secretariat warned that opposition distrust of the electoral process remains while the use and deployment of electronic voting machines could prove to be a sticking point.

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