[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Languages
Last Updated: Friday, 27 October 2006, 16:23 GMT 17:23 UK
Congolese voters' views: Leopold
Various presidential run-off scenes in DR Congo

Leopold Musafiri, 39, is an economist in Bukavu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

I hope that Joseph Kabila will be the chosen man.

I feel extremely joyful to have all the world watching us at this particular election time and for the international support that has involved us reaching this important stage.

Kabila's capability to confront and to manage internal political crises is the reason why I am going to vote for him.

He is the best man to be our president.

Another strength of his is the simplicity in which he deals with negotiations.

CONGOLESE VOTERS' VIEWS
Map of DR Congo showing Kinshasa, Kisangani and Bukavu

The last five years have shown Kabila as a man full of respect towards his population and he has tried to fulfill his promises.

He never challenges or attacks his critics using the notion of nationality for political strategy unlike his rivals who have caused huge controversy in our country.

Their methods are unnecessary.

The financial system has never been as stable here in Congo (and previously called Zaire) as it has been during his mandate.

For these reasons I hope that Kabila, backed by international support, will win.




SEE ALSO
Q&A: DR Congo elections
11 Jul 06 |  Africa
Timeline: Democratic Republic of Congo
10 Jul 06 |  Country profiles

RELATED BBC LINKS

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific