DRC Congo election: tensions mount as candidate appeals against result

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Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu has demanded a guide recount within the nation’s presidential election final month after rival Felix Tshisekedi was declared the winner by the electoral fee with over 38%.

Fayulu, the presidential runner-up, delivered his enchantment to the electoral fee on Saturday. Troops have been additionally deployed close to his residence and outdoors the court docket.

He accuses Tshisekedi, an opposition candidate, of constructing a take care of outgoing President Joseph Kabila, who has been in energy or the final 18 years.

Kabila has signaled he intends to remain in politics and will run for president in 2023 when he’s now not restricted by time period limits.

In a Tweet, Fayulu stated the consequence didn’t replicate the “reality of the poll bins” and that they have been “fabricated out of entire material”.

On Saturday, the United Nations Secretary Common, Antonio Guterres, known as for calm within the nation following the announcement of the provisional outcomes of the long-delayed presidential vote.

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