Congo parliament passes election law stripped of census requirement

January 25, 2015 8:35 PM

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament gave final approval on Sunday to an electoral law shorn of a controversial provision that risked delaying a vote due in 2016 and had triggered days of deadly protests.

The reversal is a major blow for President Joseph Kabila's camp and a leading opposition leader said demonstrations planned for Monday would now be called off.

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