Democratic Republic of the Congo gubernatorial elections, 2014

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Gubernatorial elections were held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in March 2014.

The elections were initially scheduled for 2012, but were delayed until 2014.[1]

Elections were held for nineteen provincial governors. Fourteen of the elections were won by allies of President Joseph Kabila, and were considered to have shored up Kabila's position, particularly in terms of control over local defence forces.[2]

Some leaders of the opposition claimed that the elections had been rigged.[2]


  1. ^ Genser, Jared (2014). The United Nations Security Council in the Age of Human Rights. New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 376. ISBN 978-1-107-04007-6. 
  2. ^ a b "Congo's Kabila Consolidates Local Control in Governors' Elections". Fortune. Reuters. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2016.