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

Agnes, 18

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

Agnes, 18

"I have experienced my first vote, and I found it a real sign of democracy because everyone voted at their choice."


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.