KINSHASA, Congo | Delays, frustrations as Congo presidential election unfolds

KINSHASA, Congo | Delays, frustrations as Congo presidential election unfolds

KINSHASA, Congo — Delays and confusion were reported across Congo on Sunday, marring the presidential election the country hoped would be its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960.

Nearly 50 polling stations in the capital, Kinshasa, were idle for hours because lists of registered voters had not been delivered, electoral commission chief Corneille Nangaa told The Associated Press. The sprawling city is an opposition stronghold.

He brought some of the lists to polling stations himself, amid angry shouts of “We wanted to vote!” from people waiting in long lines.

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