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

Claude, 18

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

Claude, 18

"The president of the Independent Electoral Commission should be neutral, but this was not the case. He is a friend to one candidate, and he openly showed his position. All political parties were not considered with the same value."


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.