Monday, July 31, 2006

Congo Holds Elections

The Democratic Republic of Congo held national elections for the first time in over 45 years on Sunday. UN officials say that complete results are not expected for several weeks due to the remote locations of some of the polling stations. Ballots from some areas will have to be returned to counting centers by foot, bicycle, or canoe.

Listen to NPR news broadcasts and read about the election on BBC World Service. Ongoing news about Congo is available from the MONUC (U.N. Mission in D.R. Congo) website.

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