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Congo Postpones Elections in Ebola-Hit Regions Until March

December 27, 2018

The DRC’s electoral authority postponed Sunday’s presidential and parliamentary elections in three parts of the Central Africa country until March, citing an outbreak of Ebola, militia violence and inter-community clashes.

Opposition politicians denounced the delay as politically motivated, effectively disenfranchising the almost 1.2 million voters in the regions, which are known as strongholds of the current president’s critics, because the presidential outcome will be announced before those votes are even cast.

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