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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Opposition Leader Wins Presidential Election in DR Congo

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election, the electoral commission says.

The announcement, made overnight, sparked accusations of an "electoral coup" from runner-up Martin Fayulu.

France said the figures did not match results collated on the ground by monitors from the Catholic Church.

The ruling party has not contested the result, sparking accusations of collusion with the Tshisekedi team.

It is an accusation Mr Tshisekedi's team denies.

If confirmed, Mr Tshisekedi will be the first opposition challenger to win since the DR Congo gained independence in 1960. Current President Joseph Kabila is stepping down after 18 years in office.
 

The capital Kinshasa and other key cities appeared calm on Thursday, but fears remain that the announcement of the result could trigger violence. UN chief Antonio Guterres appealed for all parties to refrain from violence.

BBC

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