The lessons of the controversial 2018 elections have seemingly not been learned, and numerous challenges remain as DRC prepares for elections in late 2023. The Electoral Commission (CENI) and the Constitutional court remain dominated by the presidential majority. Reforms that would have increased trust in these institutions were rejected. The question of CENI’s capacity to organize credible and free elections remains open, as does the possibility that the numerous problems that marred the previous elections will recur this year.
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