KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Congo court declares Tshisekedi is president

19Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

KINSHASA, Congo —Jan 19, 2019— The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local):

1:20 a.m.

Congo’s Constitutional Court has declared that Felix Tshisekedi is elected president after it rejected challenges to the vote by the runner-up, Martin Fayulu.

The declaration came minutes after it turned away Fayulu’s request for a recount in the Dec. 30 vote.

Fayulu had accused Congo’s electoral commission of announcing results dramatically different from ones posted at polling stations around the country.

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