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DR Congo electoral commission seeks to delay vote

Demonstrators point a broken billboard showing the face of Congolese President Joseph Desiree Kabila during an opposition rally in KinshasaThe Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission on Saturday said it would seek to delay calling voters to the polls until late 2017, though the opposition swiftly rejected the proposal. The announcement came amid opposition fears that President Joseph Kabila will not step down when his term expires in December. “Voters will be called to the polls for the presidential and provincial and national legislative elections simultaneously in November 2017,” electoral commission chief Corneile Naanga told reporters.

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