Congolese urged to peacefully resolve electoral dispute

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Roger Meece

The Congolese people are being urged to use legal means to resolve the dispute over elections held in November last year.

The call has come from Ambassador Roger Meece, the head of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

The main opposition leader in the country has disputed the results of the elections.

Ambassador Meece, who is briefing the Security Council on the situation in the DR Congo on Tuesday, stressed the need for dialogue within the country.

"We have strongly encouraged all candidates and all parties to utilize fully legal means, through the Supreme Court to resolve these differences. We feel it is very important for all political leaders, for all parties to fully participate in the peaceful political processes of the country that will represent the interest of the Congolese people and permit a way to move forward that avoids further violence, further confrontation. The violence and confrontation will solve nothing.”

(Duration: 26")

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