Election Day in Bangladesh, DRC

Today is Election Day in both Bangladesh and Democratic Republic of Congo.

In Bangladesh a BBC report claims to have seen ballot boxes filled with votes before polls opened. The same report claims that opposition campaigners are muted by threats from state forces. The Guardian has also reported.

In DRC the poll has been much delayed and is only taking place in part of the country. US Senator (and potential Presidential candidate) Cory Booker has tweeted his own concerns about the election.

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The Guardian has a report on polling day suggesting that there have been multiple violations and logistical problems in addition to the three districts where voting has not taken place.