Election Results in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

PRESS STATEMENT MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 11, 2024   The United States congratulates Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo on his re-election to a second term as President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  We also congratulate the Congolese people for their commitment to making their voices heard throughout the electoral process.  Now the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Statement on Announcement of Provisional Election Results

January 1, 2024  The United States takes note of the provisional election results published by the DRC’s National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) on December 31, 2023 which show President Felix Tshisekedi leading by a large majority.  We are aware that several candidates are refusing to accept these provisional results.  However, we reiterate that the only means to challenge results ... Read More»

Declaration on DRC Elections from the Embassy of the United States of America

The United States of America recognizes the continued efforts by election stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to ensure this electoral cycle is inclusive, transparent, and peaceful.  We note that democracies require the participation of their citizenry in electoral processes, and we urge all electoral process stakeholders—including the state authorities, institutions of the ... Read More»

Message to the Press Following the Visit of United States Acting Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland

United States acting Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) August 2-3 to meet with senior government leaders to discuss U.S. support for free and fair elections; peace and security in the eastern DRC; humanitarian assistance; economic prosperity; and democratic institutions and governance.  During her visit she reaffirmed that ... Read More»

Joint Declaration on Elections in the DRC

  Joint Declaration from the Embassies of the United States of America, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the European Union delegation.   We, the undersigned partners, reiterate our preparedness to accompany the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its people on ... Read More»

Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022

Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022 Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2022 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2022 are as early as October 5th.  Whether you are a first-time voter or ... Read More»

The United States Provides Additional Assistance For The 2023 Election In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Tuesday, September 6, 2022, Washington, USA – The United States government announced an additional $13 million, in addition to its current election support of $10.65 million, to support transparent, credible, and inclusive political processes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This $3 million from USAID’s Complex Crises Fund, and $1 million in new ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Cambodia, the Philippines, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JULY 29, 2022 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Cambodia, the Philippines, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda August 2-11, 2022. Secretary Blinken will first travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, August 3-5 to participate in the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, and the ... Read More»
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