KINSHASA, Congo | Vote counting begins in Congo, after polling beset by delays

KINSHASA, Congo | Vote counting begins in Congo, after polling beset by delays

KINSHASA, Congo— Congo’s election officials began counting ballots Sunday evening, although many polling stations stayed open into the night to make up for lengthy delays in voting.

Numerous problems hampered voting across the country, marring the presidential election the country hoped would be its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960.

Election observers reported multiple difficulties around the vast Central African nation, which is choosing a successor to President Joseph Kabila after his 17 years in power.

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