The electoral fee of the Democratic Republic of Congo has declared Felix Tshisekedi, the chief of the opposition occasion, winner of the nation’s presidential election.
Asserting the end result on Thursday, Corneille Nangaa, the President of the Fee Electorale Nationale Indépendante (CENI), instructed a information convention that Tshisekedi received with 38.57 per cent of more than 18 million ballots solid.
The presidential election, held in December 2018, has been rife with disaster, which led to a shutdown of web companies to forestall breakdown of legislation and order.
In response to Reuters, the runner-up dismissed the end result as an “electoral coup”.
The end result will see to the switch of energy from a democratic authorities for the primary time in Congo.
“Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo is said the provisionally-elected president of Democratic Republic of Congo,” Nangaa mentioned whereas declaring the end result on the CENI headquarters.
The announcement has elicited combined reactions.
In his remarks to his supporters at his marketing campaign headquarters, Tshisekedi referred to present President Joseph Kabila, as “an necessary political companion”, and expressed his willpower to see to true improvement for the individuals of Congo.
Kabila grew to become president in 2001, 10 days after the assassination of his father, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, who had himself been President since 1997.
After succeeding his father, Kabila was elected President in 2006, and re-elected for a second time period In 2011.
Additionally, if the end result goes unchallenged, this may be Congo’s first democratic transition of energy since gaining independence in 1960.