Longtime President Denis Sassou Nguesso is expected to win the poll amidst a nation-wide communications and motor-vehicle ban.
Congo Republic goes to the polls today amid a communications blackout. The almost inevitable winner will be longtime Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso. Sassou Nguesso first ruled the Central African country after seizing power in a 1979 coup and until 1992. He returned to power in 1997 after a brief civil war and has since won two elections.