figures show tshieskedi received 18 percent

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo runner-up Fayulu asks court to order election recount

KINSHASA, Congo—Jan 12, 2019—Congo’s presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu on Saturday said he has asked the constitutional court to order a recount in the disputed election, declaring that “you can’t manufacture results behind closed doors.” He could be risking more than a court refusal. Congo’s electoral commission president Corneille Nangaa has said there are only two … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo runner-up Fayulu asks court to order election recount

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s ruling coalition wins majority in national assembly

KINSHASA, Congo—Jan 12, 2019— The ruling coalition of Congo’s outgoing President Joseph Kabila has won a large majority of seats in the national assembly. The electoral commission announced the results early Saturday. That sharply reduces the chances of dramatic reforms under the declared presidential election winner, opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi. The election runner-up accuses Tshisekedi … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s ruling coalition wins majority in national assembly