Suspicion in DR. Congo over electronic voting machines
One of the main opposition candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo says a plan to use electronic voting machines in the presidential election is illegal.
Martin Fayulu says the electoral commission is going to use the new machines to ensure the governing coalition’s candidate, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, becomes the next Congolese president.
Fayulu wants ballot papers used instead in the 23 December poll.
He also accuses the electoral commission of planning to create a chaotic poll so that President Joseph Kabila can extend his time in power.
The electoral commission says the machines will help ensure the vote is fair.