News / / 12.28.18

BBC: DR Congo elections: Why do voters mistrust electronic voting?

The Democratic Republic of Congo is heading to the polls to elect a new president.

Current President Joseph Kabila is stepping down after 17 years and, as polling day nears, concerns about the running of the election in this vast country – nearly the size of Western Europe – are growing.

Earlier this month, a fire gutted one of the main electoral commission warehouses, destroying more than two-thirds of the electronic voting machines allocated for the capital Kinshasa.

The cause of the fire is unconfirmed…

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