July 30: First multi-party elections took place in DR. Congo

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July 30, 2006, Congo Elections came to the purview of its citizenry after over 30 years in a military regime.

This day marked the first multi-party elections to take place in the Democratic Republic of Congo in forty years. The elections went relatively smoothly and there were few incidents. There were 32 presidential candidates, many of which were former leaders of armed factions.

The elections on the July 30, 2006 were held and monitored by the United Nations in an attempt to end an on-going civil war in the country. 

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