Good governance and democracy have been difficult to accomplish in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa because the election policies have historically empowered the privileged.
The vast majority of the population has been previously underrepresented in the political process.
Violence and manipulation have kept current President Joseph Kabila in power long past his official term.
There is hope that this is changing for the better in the current elections cycle in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. An open process with help of the U.N. is desired to produce a fair election.