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Congo conducts a 2nd day of voting after delays and closed polls keep people from casting ballots

Associated Press

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo is wrapping up its second day of voting after a chaotic rollout and lengthy delays forced election officials to extend voting hours. The election commission says Thursday that a delay in deploying certain materials and equipment resulted in some polls opening late and others not opening at all on Wednesday. It says the stations that didn’t open will allow people to cast their ballots between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday in parliamentary, presidential and provincial elections. At polling stations where voting has ended, ballots are now being counted. Local residents stayed outside some sites through the night to monitor the counting.

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