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

Christian, 18

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

Christian, 18

"Many people say that the elections were not credible. I do not think so. I think that they were credible. In the same way people were expecting a war to break out after vote, but it's not what happened."

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.