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How Congo’s election could unfold and why it matters

How Congo’s election could unfold and why it matters

DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo held presidential and legislative elections this week against a backdrop of militia violence in the east, a chaotic campaign and claims the electoral commission was not prepared to hold a free and fair vote. Here are some key facts about how the election could unfold. WHAT HAS HAPPENED SO FAR? Voting started on December 20 as planned, but some polling stations opened late and some didn't open at all due to machines malfunctioning, violence and other issues. Because of the issues, authorities decided to extend voting into a second day at polling stations that had failed to open.…
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