BRAZZAVILLE, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Sunday's legislative elections in Congo were plagued by low voter turnout and other deficiencies, said a local rights group Wednesday.
The elections had seen low voter turnout, scarcity of electoral resources and bribery scandals, said the Congolese Observation for Human Rights (OCDH) in a report.
"Congolese people have dissatisfaction with the polls in 2007 and 2009, and there was a lack of enthusiasm of voting (this year)," said the report.
The OCDH also deplored late opening of polling stations, acts of cheating and other irregularities.
OCDH observers found notable deficiencies in every stage of the electoral process, especially in the registration of voters, opposition participation in electoral institutions and the conduct of electoral campaigns.
The report urged the Congolese government to respect the people's will in the elections and resolve electoral disputes impartially.
About 2 million Congolese went to the polls Sunday to elect 139 new members of the National Assembly.