Friday, August 04, 2006

Congo candidates warn against foreign meddling

With two weeks left before the deadline to announce winners in Sunday's historic election, candidates have warned foreign powers against meddling with the results.

The United Nations is monitoring the counting process, the first democratic poll in Congo in decades.

he work of local artists seen on display, at a market in the city of Kinshasa, Congo, Friday, Aug. 4, 2006. It is expected to take over three weeks to know the official result of last Sunday's first democratic election in over 45 years. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
Local artwork seen on display, at a market in the city of Kinshasa, Congo, Friday, Aug. 4, 2006. AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam via Yahoo News.

President Joseph Kabila is widely favored to win but if he fails to get a majority there will be a runoff on Oct. 29.

Deep division exists between eastern and western regions in the country with the East having a larger voting population.


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