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The Congo Elections Will Be Flawed. What Happens After That?

Dec 19, 2018 | 06:00 GMT
A campaign car is seen as smoke rises from a fire at the independent Congolese electoral commission's warehouse in Kinshasa on Dec. 13, 2018, 10 days ahead of presidential elections that have been foreshadowed by violence.

A campaign car is seen as smoke rises from a fire at the independent Congolese electoral commission's warehouse in Kinshasa on Dec. 13, 2018, 10 days ahead of presidential elections that have been foreshadowed by violence. Flawed elections appear to be a near certainty, raising fears about instability after the vote.

(JOHN WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Joseph Kabila won't be running in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's long-overdue elections on Dec. 23, but that fact won't stop Kinshasa from ensuring that he retains power. ...

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