Election campaigns for members of the Congo Kinshasa National Assembly are reaching their climax as the days dwindle down towards the Poll on November 14 and 15.
Election campaigns for members of the Congo Kinshasa National Assembly are reaching their climax as the days dwindle down towards the Poll on November 14 and 15. In Lushi recently, Regional President Engulu introduced several candidates to a large gathering.
There are 420 candidates for the National Assembly seats. Recently the 35-members Bureau - the nations's highest political body - spent two weeks cruising aboard President Joseph Mobutu's yacht choosing the list out of some 2,500 applicants.
All those selected are militant workers of the People's Revolutionary Movement (MPR) - the only political party.
Voters in each constituency must decide on a single list of candidates and accept or reject it in its entirety. A majority vote against the list means a new ballot.
Throughout Congo Kinshasa the electorate are being exhorted to vote in favour of the new Assembly - to vote "Green", the colour of the MPR.
The only candidate for the Presidential elections 40-year-old President Mobutu.
The MPR is waging its campaign on a slogan of continuity and stability, comparing the conflicts during the early years of Independence with the calm and progress under General Mobutu.