Voting continues Monday in the Democratic Republic of Congo on a new constitution drafted to bring stability to the war-torn nation.
Polling stations that closed Sunday with long lines of voters still waiting to cast ballots are expected to allow everyone a chance to vote Monday.
Sunday's vote took place under tight security, with at least 15,000 United Nations peacekeeping troops on duty.
The proposed constitution calls for an elected president and Parliament, and would create at least two dozen semi-autonomous provinces in the DRC. If approved, the constitution would pave the way for local and national elections in the New Year.
Congo is struggling to emerge from decades of political instability and violence. The last conflict swirling about Kinshasa, three years ago, drew in armies from six neighboring states and left nearly four million people dead.
Some information for this report provided by AP.