KINSHASA, Congo |  Congo says Felix Tshisekedi wins presidential poll

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

KINSHASA, Congo  — Jan 10, 2019— Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has been declared the 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 electoral commission’s results, had not been widely considered the leading candidate and is relatively untested.

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