Congo presidential election set for November 27, 2016: commission

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Posted: Feb 12, 2015 11:56 AM

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's election commission has set Nov. 27, 2016 for presidential and legislative elections, an official said in the capital on Thursday.

Protests erupted last month killing at least 42 people and forcing lawmakers to drop an electoral reform bill that the opposition said was aimed at keeping President Joseph Kabila in power.

Presidential and legislative elections will be held on Nov. 27, 2016, according to the election calendar presented to government and diplomatic officials in Kinshasa by election commission official Jean-Pierre Kalamba.