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

Asina, 23

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

Asina, 23

"I did not vote. I did not have anyone to vote for. No one convinced me."


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.