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Congo clashes as vote results delayed

Wednesday, December 07, 2011 - 01:06

Dec. 7 - Police fire tear gas on opposition protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo as violence flares during the wait for presidential election results. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: Violence flared Wednesday in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid allegations of fraud and logistical hurdles in the first locally-organized elections since a 1998-2003 war. There are concerns further bloodshed could be triggered in the African nation. In the capital Kinshasa, police fired tear gas at supporters of opposition presidential candidate Etienne Tshisekedi, the main challenger in the presidential vote held on November 28. Congo's electoral body had been due to declare complete preliminary results on Tuesday, but delayed by 48 hours because they had not received official tallies from all polling stations. Tshisekedi's party welcome the delay but some of his supporters gathered near his home, chanting anti-government slogans, before being dispersed by police.

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Congo clashes as vote results delayed

Wednesday, December 07, 2011 - 01:06