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Congo: bishops say November presidential vote was unfair

Catholic World News - January 13, 2012

The Catholics bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo have charged that November presidential elections in that country were marred by “treachery, lies, and terror,” and demanded that election officials correct the “serious errors” in the process.

President Joseph Kabila won re-election in the November voting, but the Catholic bishops—who had fielded the largest group of election observers in the country—said that the process was badly flawed.

The bishops’ statement follows up on an earlier denunciation of the election by Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo of Kinshasa, who said that the results “comply with neither truth nor justice.” The Archdiocese of Kinshasa is encouraging Catholics to challenge the results.

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