KINSHASA, Congo | Delays, frustrations mark Congo’s presidential election

KINSHASA, Congo | Delays, frustrations mark Congo’s presidential election

KINSHASA, Congo  — Lengthy delays 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.

Election observers are reporting multiple voting problems around the vast Central African nation, which is choosing a successor to President Joseph Kabila, who is stepping down after 17 years in power. The election had been delayed since late 2016, prompting the opposition to charge that Kabila was trying to stay on past his mandate.

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