IRI to Lead Pre-Election Assessment Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo

Washington, DC – IRI today announced it will lead a pre-election assessment delegation to the Democratic Republic of Congo.  The delegation will be in the country July 15-20 to assess the progress of preparations, logistics and the overall environment for the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for November 2011. 

The delegation will meet with government and election officials, as well as representatives of political parties, the media and civil society.  At the end of the mission the delegates will offer findings and make recommendations for the upcoming elections.  Members of the delegation are:


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