KINSHASA, Congo | Congo declares Felix Tshisekedi winner of presidential poll

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

KINSHASA, Congo  —January 09, 2019—  Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has been declared winner of the long-delayed, disorganized and controversial presidential election, in an announcement by the electoral commission early Thursday that surprised many, as the vast country braced for possible protests over alleged rigging.

Tshisekedi, who received more than 7 million votes, or 38 percent, according to the official results, had not been widely considered the leading candidate and is relatively untested.

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