MONUSCO spokeswoman Florence Marchal estimated on Wednesday at the time of UN press conference that it was too early to speak and assess the current electoral process in the DRC.

According to Florence Marchal, the campaign that has started is an important step in this process so that the elections of December 23, 2018 take place in a peaceful atmosphere. The spokeswoman of the UN mission said that UN Special Representative Leila Zerrougui continues her plea for the elections to be held as planned in a credible process.

"It is important to ensure that this campaign is conducted in a peaceful and respectful manner. In recent months, we have noted with satisfaction that the right to demonstrate peacefully is increasingly respected, "said Florence Marchal before adding that this right must be guaranteed throughout the country and for all political parties.