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Congo Waits Anxiously for Runoff Election Results

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Congo Waits Anxiously for Runoff Election Results

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Congo Waits Anxiously for Runoff Election Results

Congo Waits Anxiously for Runoff Election Results

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President Joseph Kabila's campaign posters attempt to foster the image of a unifier, who will rebuild a strong, united Congo. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR hide caption

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President Joseph Kabila's campaign posters attempt to foster the image of a unifier, who will rebuild a strong, united Congo.

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR

Presidential candidate Jean-Pierre Bemba -- formerly a rebel leader -- is currently vice president in the Congo's power-sharing government. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR hide caption

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Presidential candidate Jean-Pierre Bemba -- formerly a rebel leader -- is currently vice president in the Congo's power-sharing government.

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR

Votes are being counted from a runoff election held in the Congo on Sunday between President Joseph Kabila and powerful rebel warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba.

Officials do not expect to announce to finish the count and announce a winner for three weeks.

Voters hope the election will end decades of war that have left the vast central-African nation without anything to show for its significant natural wealth.