Winner Felix Tshisekedi, Photo: ReutersRunner-up Martin Fayulu immediately called on the international community to reject the resultsThe Democratic Republic of Congo's top court has declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of disputed presidential elections after throwing out a legal challenge by the runner-up. Runner-up Martin Fayulu, who has previously described the outcome as an “electoral coup” forged by Tshisekedi and Kabila, immediately called on the international community to reject the results. The court went on to declare Tshisekedi as the "President of the Democratic Republic of Congo by simple majority". Hundreds of supporters of Tshisekedi had gathered outside the court holding placards saying "No to interference" and "Independent country" as riot police stood nearby. An internet shutdown, ordered by the authorities on December 31 following the election, ended just before final results were announced in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Source: Dhaka Tribune January 21, 2019 02:37 UTC