DRC: Supreme Court receives legislative electoral complaints
The Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) has received twenty complaints challenging the results of the elections on November 28. The Registry of the High Court has indicated, Tuesday, Jan. 31, four days of the close of receipt of such actions.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) has already published the results of 155 local centers for compiling results on the 169 in the country.
Asked about the ability of the Supreme Court to rule on all appeals to be filed, more than 18,000 candidates ran for legislative-president and spokesperson, Fung Molima, said that the Electoral Act (section 74) requires a period of two months to resolve electoral disputes on the national deputy, adding:
“The court is prepared to do its job. [...] It is composed of judges who are men, not robots who will do the work within the limits of their physical abilities. We can’t say a service of the State he has any means. But I can tell you that the court is equipped to do its job,” Molima added.
Funga Molima has however, refused to comment about CENI plea for cancellation of the appeal as requested. Ballots in some constituencies where serious characterized by irregularities and were recorded as the proof the court.