2019 Elections

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won DR Congo’s presidential election, electoral officials say.

The announcement, made overnight, sparked accusations of an “electoral coup” from runner-up Martin Fayulu.

France said the figures did not match results collated on the ground by monitors from the Catholic Church.

The ruling party, whose candidate finished third, has not yet contested the result, sparking accusations of a power-sharing deal with Mr Tshisekedi.

It is an accusation Mr Tshisekedi’s team denies.

If confirmed, Mr Tshisekedi will be the first opposition challenger to win since the DR Congo gained independence in 1960. Current President Joseph Kabila is stepping down after 18 years in office.

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