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Mixed Reactions to Congo’s Presidential Election

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7Dnews London

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:53 GMT

Supporters of Congo's president-elect, opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi, celebrated an unlikely win on Thursday January 10th, but runner-up Martin Fayulu called the results an "electoral coup" and France, Belgium and the Catholic Church all cast doubt on the results.

A chaotic vote in the vast nation of 80 million people had raised fears of renewed violence, and at least two people were killed in clashes in the town of Kikwit, 500 km (310 miles) from the capital Kinshasa, when security forces opened fire after crowds attacked symbols of government.

According to Reuters, most parts of the country stayed calm.


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