January 3, 2019 / 2:55 PM / 3 months ago

Congo election mishaps kept many from voting - domestic observers

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Polling stations in Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election experienced problems that kept many from voting, including opening late and closing earlier than the law required, a group of observers said in a report on Thursday.

Observers from Congo’s SYMOCEL, which deployed thousands of staff to oversee the Dec. 30 poll, said that nearly a fifth of polling stations had problems with malfunctioning voting machines.

Reporting By Stanis Bujakera; Writing by Edward McAllister; Editing by Aaron Ross

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