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

Nathalie, 26

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Nathalie, 26

"Nothing is to be expected after elections, nothing will change. Actually, I was not ready to vote. I only voted because I was forced by my husband."


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.