The Congolese Community of Chicago Calls for Peace and Strengthening of Democracy in the Congo

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The Congolese Community of Chicago calls for peace and strengthening of democracy in the Congo.

Following the presidential and parliamentary elections held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on November 28, 2011, the Congolese Community of Chicago (C.C.C./D.R.C.) calls on all Congolese political authorities and leaders of political parties to commit themselves to peace and democracy. While the ballots are being counted and the world awaits the results of the elections, Congolese political leaders from all political parties should act responsibly in order to spare the Congo further violence and bloodshed.
The Congolese Community of Chicago condemns the acts of violence and the killing of innocent men and women, including law enforcement officers, which have occurred across the Congo over the last days of campaigning and on Election Day.
The National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) must ensure that the remainder of the electoral process is carried out with transparency and fairness so that all stakeholders can accept the outcome of the elections. Whoever wins the presidential elections, must take a firm commitment to unite the country after a passionate political campaign season and to speed up the process of democratization and post-conflict nation building.

Clarisse Batila, Public Relations
Tel. 1-888-809-9956
Email: info(at)congochicago(dot)org
http://www.congochicago.org

The Congolese Community of Chicago is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the state of Illinois and exempted from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. Its mission is to facilitate the integration of Congolese immigrants and refugees into the American society while serving as a window into the rich cultures of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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