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DRC elections: 'We all know who has won, just announce it'

9 January 2019 1:45 PM
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EWN African Correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish gives an update on the Democratic Republic of Congo elections.

The largest opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) has claimed that its leader Félix Tshisekedi is the presumed winner of last week's election. They have also encouraged talks with the country's outgoing president Joseph Kabila.

READ: Why SA pushed UN to postpone DRC meeting

EWN African Correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish, who is following the story, says the UN Security Council has warned that the results of the elections need to be announced by Friday or else the will be diplomatic hell to pay.

Cornish adds that it seems by all accounts that opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu has won the elections and not Tshisekedi.

Fayulu's statement overnight was very interesting where he said don't think there will be any dealing, don't think we can strike some sort of deal, there is a vote, the vote will be counted and the winner will be the winner.

He is saying to the electorate commission what the Catholic Church said, we know who has won, the people know why don't you just announce it.

Jean-Jacques Cornish, EWN African Correspondent

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9 January 2019 1:45 PM
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Kabila
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