Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Initial Reports on Congo Elections Discouraging

Initial Reports on Congo Elections Discouraging
Voting in Congo’s national elections started yesterday and will likely last several more days. Because of the many offices to be filled, including the presidency, The New York Times describes the ballot as “thick as a newspaper.” Not surprising, as the BBC reports, there are eleven presidential candidates, more than nineteen thousand candidates vying for the five hundred Assembly seats and other offices.
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