Topic: Kasai-Occidental Province
Guest blogger Jason K. Stearns, observing the elections in Bukavu, says that the elections went well in most areas, but violence and irregularities may tarnish the results in some areas.
Guest blogger Jason Stearns received reports of delays opening polling stations, road blocks, protests, voting fraud, and violence at polling stations – just a few of the challenges in Congo's elections.
Vital Kamerhe, a member of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's ruling party, is starting his own, which some think could manage to unseat incumbents.
With opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo preparing to select presidential candidates, the 2011 presidential election is gearing up.