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DR Congo holds elections despite reports of violence


12:15, November 30, 2011

Police guard outside of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), on Nov. 28, 2011. DR Congo held presidential and legislative elections on Monday. A total of 11 candidates are running for the presidency. (Xinhua/Han Bing)

KINSHASA, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic Republic of Congo held the presidential and legislative elections on Monday, despite reports of violence and delay of voting due to inadequate preparations.

The UN secretary general's special representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Roger Meece, has expressed satisfaction with the polls.

He made the positive comments after visiting polling stations in the capital city Kinshasa.

He encouraged the Congolese people to go to the polls massively to choose the best leaders for the country.

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