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

Jeanne, 25

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Zizina, 19Guershom, 24Nathalie, 26Jeanne, 25Asina, 23Marie, 23Agnes, 18Christian, 18Claude, 18Jilly, 27

Jeanne, 25

"The election did not mean anything to me. It was just a formality. We only see politicians fight one another for their interests. All the complaints they are making is for their greed of power."


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.