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10 Congolese Youth on Why They Voted - or Didn't

Guershom, 24

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Guershom, 24

"Election is a good democratic exercise; we suppose that the will of the population will be respected. Unfortunately, it was not. Everybody was curious to hear the proclamation of results, but after the so-called proclamation the majority of the population was disappointed and afraid."

The Democratic Republic of Congo held general elections on Nov. 28, 2011, with tensions and spurts of violence leading up to the vote. Almost two weeks later, official results showed President Joseph Kabila won re-election.