By Kayemba Mvula and Edward Sloan
As a research organization specializing in data collection in complex and challenging environments, Forcier and its staff in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) watched with fascination as the electoral and vote-counting process unfolded in the country over the last several weeks.
After a two-year delay, presidential and legislative elections were held on December 30th, 2018, representing an opportunity for the country to witness its first peaceful and democratic transfer of power since independence from Belgium in 1960. Incumbent Joseph Kabila, barred from running for a third term, backed his former Defense Minister, Emmanuel Shadary, who was opposed by two candidates from the opposition, Félix Tshisekedi and Martin Fayulu.
Now the dust is settling somewhat after the recent surprising vote in UK parliament, it is as yet still unclear what will happen next with regards to Brexit. One thing is sure though – the deal that was reached in November is off the table in its current form. The first comments from the EU indicate that the European leaders are open for negotiations; however, it is highly unlikely that there will be major changes to the deal that is currently on the table. And given the current political chaos in Westminster, it is no longer unlikely there will be no deal at all.
BVA Group Appoints Alex Hunt as Chief Executive Officer of PRS IN VIVO
Paris (15 January, 2019) – BVA Group, a global marketing and research consultancy, has, as part of an going plan for growth, appointed Alex Hunt as Chief Executive Officer of their flagship brand, PRS IN VIVO. Hunt will oversee PRS IN VIVO’s global operations.
Research Now SSI Has a New Name and Brand
Dallas, Texas (January 15, 2019) – Research Now SSI has announced their long-awaited rebrand together with the introduction of a new company name, with CEO Gary S. Laben writing that he is delighted to share the new name and brand, Dynata, with the world.
Find out about two initiatives that seek to deliver the next generation of market research talent.