Catholic church challenges Congo’s surprise election result - News Summed Up

Catholic church challenges Congo’s surprise election result


(Jerome Delay/Associated Press)KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s powerful Catholic church challenged the surprise win of opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi in the presidential election, saying the official results do not match the outcome compiled by its 40,000 observers at all polling stations across the country. It was not immediately clear whether Fayulu would challenge the election results in court. Donatien Nshole, urged Congolese to remain peaceful and said those who challenge the official results should do by legal means. Fayulu, a former Exxon manager and Kinshasa lawmaker, received 34 percent of the vote in the official results. France’s foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, bluntly cast doubt on the official results.


Source: Washington Post January 10, 2019 02:22 UTC



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