To build this barometer, we have based our process on the fulfilment of the commitments made by the Congolese regime in the course of the electoral process. These commitments are both political and technical. They are both quantitative and qualitative. The ten conditions referred to here are crucial for a free and transparent electoral process. They provide an overarching viewpoint.
Our analysis is conducted both on a quantitative basis – examining whether a commitment has been fulfilled in time – as well as qualitative, in the sense that we do not merely record whether or not an action written into the electoral schedule, the New Year’s Eve agreement or Security Council resolutions has been implemented. Rather, we also examine the goals relating to this action or condition.
Our experts analyse and measure each of these ten conditions with rigour and concern for objectivity, while also taking care to discuss matters with stakeholders in the Presidential Majority as well as with those of the opposition, members of civil society and partners from the international community. They have therefore consulted the various reports and documents of the Ceni and mobilised all our partners and our entire network to better grasp the degree to which the commitments made are met and implemented.