Updated election registration figures

The election commission just published the latest registration figures. Bas Congo and Maniema, where registration has been completed with 1,4 million and 874,000 respectively, are not on this list.

Note that two Congolese human rights groups – including Asadho, one of the oldest in the country – came out today in support of a postponement of elections, arguing that it will be impossible to hold the polls by November 28th and a mad rush to do just that might end up in botched elections. This comes after Crisis Group made a similar argument a month ago. The Congolese groups say that we might need anywhere between one and two years more to hold decent polls.

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Province
Katanga
Kasaï
Occidental
Bandundu
Equateur
Kasaï
Oriental
Province
Orientale
Nord Kivu
Sud Kivu
Kinshasa
Total
Voters expected
4.241.326
2.457.453
3.555.702
3.584.982
2.437.108
3.927.123
2.968.297
2.009.336
3.573.399
28.754.726
Voters registered
3.304.396
2.003.047
1.728.929
1.756.536
1.569.143
1.764.585
1.354.724
1.007.750
293.115
14.782.225
Registration centers
778
675
910
922
927
772
286
305
543
6.118
Accredited observers
1.136
524
1.090
374
2.378
339
1.062
1.074
918
8.895
Accredited witnesses
7.527
5.716
2.601
2.978
4.005
3.848
1.594
2.504
      1.154
31.927
Accredited journalists
199
76
90
85
162
87
56
95
13
863
Dates of operations
9 march to 6 June 2011
2 April to 1 July 2011
7 May to 5 July 2011