KINSHASA, Congo | Catholic church challenges Congo’s surprise election result

10Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

KINSHASA, Congo —Jan 10, 2019— Congo’s powerful Catholic church challenged the surprise win of opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi in the presidential election on Thursday, saying official results do not match the outcome compiled by its 40,000 observers at all polling stations across the troubled country.

The church refused to name its “clear winner,” but diplomats briefed on its findings said opposition leader Martin Fayulu won easily and that other election observers showed similar results.

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