United State warns Congo against electronic voting

United State has warned Democratic Republic of Congo against electronic voting system for long-delayed presidential election in December. U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, told an informal UN Security Council meeting on the Congolese electoral process that deploying the system would undermine the credibility of the poll.

He added that electronic voting system, being an unfamiliar technology for the first time during crucial election was an enormous risk. Haley told the meeting, which was organised by the U.S. that “elections must be held by paper ballots so there is no question by the Congolese people about the results. Several other countries on the 15-member council also raised concerns about the possible use of electronic voting in the Congo.