CONGO-KINSHASA A rocky electoral road 23rd September 2011 Nyabibwe, South Kivu, DRC. A miner holds samples of minerals in Nyabibwe where many tons of coltan are being excavated. Sven Torfinn / Panos Image courtesy of Panos Pictures Polling looks almost certain to be postponed but President Kabila’s opponents may try to test their support on the street The 25 November presidential and parliamentary elections were always going to be difficult but the violence has already begun. On 5 September, a crowd of supporters of President Joseph Kabila’s Parti du peuple pour la reconstruction et le développement pelted about 1,000 supporters of Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, outside their party headquarters. Veteran oppositionist Tshisekedi is presidential candidate for his Union pour la démocratie et le progrès social. UDPS militants retaliated by setting fire to the PPRD building and burning seven cars.