BELGIAN CONGO: Late Returns

The Belgian government last week regretfully announced that it could not give the final results of the Congo's nationwide elections. Among the reasons: ¶In the Sankuru River, a motor launch carrying ballot boxes downstream struck a sandbar and sank. Boxes containing 10,-ooo ballots disappeared in a swirling mass of crocodiles.

¶ In Kindu and the province of Kasai, candidates who believed that they had been defeated nullified the results by setting fire to polling stations and ballot boxes.

¶ At the big Belgian airbase of Kamina, an election dispute ended with four voters hacked to death by machetes and 14 wounded.

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