The surprising results of the 2006 elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo reveal the fractious nature of Congolese politics as the country struggles to maintain peace. This Special Report examines the election results and the state of democracy in the DRC by tracing the history of the Mouvement de Libération du Congo and its transition from rebel movement to political party. The analysis is based on extensive fieldwork in the region and interviews with MLC members and DRC observers.

Publication Details

Elections in the DRC: The Bemba Surprise
Carayannis, Tatiana
Publish Date
February 2008
Carayannis, Tatiana, Elections in the DRC: The Bemba Surprise (, February 2008).