KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: UN ‘takes note’ of Congo election results

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KINSHASA, Congo  —January 09, 2019—  The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local):

4:15 a.m.

A spokesman says the United Nations secretary-general “takes note” of the results of Congo’s presidential election.

Congo’s electoral commission, in a surprise for many, announced that opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi won with 38 percent of the vote.

The opposition candidate who led in polls and had pledged to combat Congo’s widespread corruption, Martin Fayulu, is expected to comment to reporters shortly.

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