Democratic Republic of Congo presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu confirms that he has filed a court challenge to the election results asking for a recount.
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Comeille Nangaa Yobeluo told the UN Security Council on Friday that the commission is waiting for final reports on the presidential election held December 30.
A grouping of African states is urging the international community to respect Democratic Republic of Congo's sovereignty and legal processes as its constitutional court is set to rule on a challenge to the presidential election results.
Members of Democratic Republic of Congo's Republican Guard have deployed outside the home of presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu and outside the court where he is expected to file a challenge to the vote results.
Spurned Democratic Republic of Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu says he will challenge the official results of the presidential election by releasing the results of the influential Catholic Church and its 40 000 vote observers, province by...
Moussa Faki Mahamat in a statement urges that DRC find a "genuine national consensus" whatever the results, based on democratic principles, human rights and the need for stability.
KINSHASA - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has called an emergency meeting on Thursday in Addis Ababa to discuss Democratic Republic of Congo’s disputed presidential election, an adviser to President Joseph Kabila said.
But monitoring groups noted widespread irregularities including faulty voting machines and poorly run polling stations, overshadowing talk of democratic progress in the vast country of 80 million people.
In a unanimous statement, the council “stressed the need for all concerned stakeholders to act in a way that reaffirms the integrity of the electoral process and respects the outcome of the poll, upholds democracy and preserves peace in the country.”
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s opposition leader Martin Fayulu was a clear winner in the central African nation’s December 19 polls, according to data obtained by the Financial Times.
“The Constitutional Court will start examining the appeal by Martin Fayulu tomorrow, from 9:30 am (0830 GMT),” press officer Baudouin Mwehu told AFP on Monday.
The runner-up in the presidential election, Martin Fayulu, filed a fraud complaint on Saturday with Congo's highest court to challenge the result, a campaign spokeswoman, Eve Bazaiba, told Reuters.
Members of the regional body include Angola and South Africa, old allies of President Joseph Kabila, who has ruled the central African country for the last 17 years.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Thursday rowed back on call earlier this week for a recount in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s disputed presidential election.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Lawyers for the runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo’s disputed election on Tuesday urged the Constitutional Court in a series of impassioned speeches to order a recount of a poll that they said was rigged against their c...
The runner-up in the presidential election, Martin Fayulu, filed a fraud complaint on Saturday with Congo’s highest court to challenge the result, a campaign spokeswoman, Eve Bazaiba, told Reuters.
JOHANNESBURG - Democratic Republic of Congo should recount the votes of its contested presidential election that the runner-up says was rigged, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) said on Sunday.
Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi has won the presidential election, the electoral commission announced early Thursday, Jan. 10 ,2019, as the vast country braced for possible protests over alleged rigging.
The statements by the southern African and Great Lakes regional blocs put new pressure on the government of outgoing President Joseph Kabila to find a peaceful and transparent solution to a growing electoral crisis in one of Africa's largest and m...
Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the Congolese main opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) who was announced as the winner of the presidential elections walks after meeting to his supporters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republi...
Martin Fayulu insists he won the vote and has demanded a manual recount, but the electoral commission declared rival Felix Tshisekedi the winner.