U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
December 6, 2011
STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON
Presidential Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The United States remains deeply committed to supporting the democratic development of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The presidential and legislative elections that took place as scheduled on November 28 are an important milestone for the Congo. The large voter turnout and enthusiasm for these elections broadly reflect the determination of the Congolese people for a peaceful and democratic reconstruction of their country. The broad participation of observers, comprising the international community, Congolese civil society, political parties, and election officials was also welcome.