KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Carter urges Congo vote to reflect people’s will

5Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

KINSHASA, Congo  — The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local):

7:45 p.m.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is urging Congo’s election commission to ensure that presidential election results “reflect the will of the Congolese people” as concerns grow about possible unrest.

A Carter Center statement on the eve of the scheduled announcement of the first results asks Congolese to remain patient, and it says it understands if vote-counting “might require a few extra days.” Electoral authorities have indicated a delay might be needed.

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