DRC poll hub: Tshisekedi declared president-elect, Fayulu rejects results
With over 7 million votes representing 38.57% of taotal votes cast, Felix Tshisekedi has been declared president-elect in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC.
The son of a former opposition chief was followed by another opposition candidate, Martin Fauly, leader of the Lamuka coalition. Fayulu claimed 6.3 million votes (34.38%).
“Mr Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo has been elected President of the Democratic Republic of CONGO!,” elections board, CENI said in a tweet published in French.
The ruling coalition’s candidate and former interior minister, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary came in third with over 4.3 million votes representing 23.84% of votes cast.
But as the Tshisekedi camp celebrates, Fayulu has flatly rejected the results declaring it as an electoral coup.
“The results have nothing to do with the truth of the ballot box,” Fayulu told French broadcaster RFI in an interview. He called on observers to publish the real results of the December 30 polls.
- Monsieur Félix Antoine TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO: 7.051.013 soit 38,57%.
- Monsieur Martin FAYULU MADIDI: 6.366.732 soit 34,83%
- Monsieur Emmanuel SHADARY: 4.357.359 soit 23,84%
Taux de participation: 47,56%— Ceni-rdc (@cenirdc) January 10, 2019