It also marked the rise of a very strange media narrative that has persisted: That Fayulu, and not Tshisekedi, was the popular opposition leader.
Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the Congolese main opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), and a presidential candidate, casts his ballot at a polling station in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, December 30, 2018.
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...
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.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Catholic Church rejected the official result of Congo’s presidential election on Thursday and the loser denounced a “coup”, dashing hopes that the country could stage the first uncontested transfer of power in its 59 years...
The US embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo had warned Americans to leave the country, as Congolese officials prepared to announce the results.
Lastly there was Félix Tshisekedi, leader of one of the Congo’s oldest opposition parties, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, who had reneged on the Geneva agreement.
When the Electoral Commission publishes its list of 21 approved candidates in September, it excludes Bemba and exiled regional baron Moise Katumbi, both of them opposition heavyweights.
Another disputed result could trigger the kind of violence that erupted after the 2006 and 2011 elections and destabilise Congo’s eastern borderlands with Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, where dozen of militia groups are active.
But when the provisional results were announced on Thursday, the surprise victor was his rival Felix Tshisekedi, son of the country's late opposition leader, who won with 38.57% of the vote, with Fayulu coming a close second with 34.8 percent.
But the younger Tshisekedi just inherited the constituency of his father and the loyalty to the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) — the oldest and largest opposition party in DRC.
On the evening of November 22, 2018 media houses were invited to a press conference to be addressed by Felix Tshisekedi, the recently declared winner of Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential elections.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo’s Catholic Church, one of the country’s most respected institutions, challenged Thursday’s official results from a chaotic presidential election, suggesting its tally did not give victory to opposition leader Felix Tshis...
The second-place finisher, former Exxon Mobil executive Martin Fayulu, says he won with more than 60 percent of votes based on his camp’s tallies, and that the official winner, opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi, struck a deal with Kabila.
Meanwhile, an opposition party said its leader was the "presumed winner" of the December 30 poll adding that Felix Tshisekedi has had contact with departing President Joseph Kabila "to prepare a peaceful and civilized transfer of power".
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.
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 Democratic Republic of Congo is set to see its first handover of power in 18 years after opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was Thursday named by election officials as the provisional winner of an historic presidential poll.
Stephanie Wolters, the head of the Division for Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis at the Institute for Security Studies, said that it is possible President Kabila could have made a deal with Mr Tshisekedi in return for protection.
A southern African regional bloc has called for an emergency meeting to discuss Democratic Republic of Congo's disputed presidential election, as a court in Kinshasa began hearing an appeal against the results announced last week.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - The runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election, Martin Fayulu, in fact thrashed the official winner with more than 60 percent of votes and will file a formal fraud complaint on Saturday, his camp said.