People in the Democratic Republic of Congo are voting for a new president in an election delayed for more than two years.
About 40 million people are eligible to vote for a successor to President Joseph Kabila – in power since 2001.
The election was quite peaceful, but some delays were recorded such as bad weather and malfunction of electronic voting machines in some areas.
But the run-up has been hit by violence and controversy over the decision to exclude some 1.26 million from voting.
The poll is expected to bring the country’s first peaceful transfer of power since independence in 1960.
On Saturday, however, rival candidates failed to agree on a statement aimed at reducing tension before the poll.
There have been delays in a number of areas because of problems with the electronic voting machines but the mood is calm, local report cited.