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Kabila declared DRC election victor, Tshisekedi says he won

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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission has declared incumbent president Joseph Kabila reelected after securing 49 per cent of the vote in the presidential election. But Kabila’s closest rival,  Etienne Tshisekedi, says he won and says the announcement is a “provocation”.

Q&A: David Pottie, Carter Center

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

10 December 2011 at 18:00

Kinshasa holds its breath for DRC election results

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Riot police aboard a jeep in Limete, Kinshasa

Riot police aboard a jeep in Limete, Kinshasa

Hours away from the announcement of the delayed preliminary presidential election results, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital remains tense. On Thursday there were isolated clashes between riot police and UDPS party supporters in the Limete area of Kinshasa. Many shops and business are shut and most people are staying indoors.

Report: Clashes in Limete, Kinshasa

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

8 December 2011 at 20:00

Kabila leads DRC elections with half polling stations counted

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Packets of ballot papers lying on the floor at the Fikin International compilation centre in Kinshasa

Packets of ballot papers lying on the floor at the Fikin International compilation centre in Kinshasa

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s incumbent president Joseph Kabila is leading the presidential election, according to partial results announced on Sunday. The country’s electoral commission said Kabila leads his main rival Etienne Tshisekedi by over 1.5 million ballots.

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Q&A Lambert Mende, DRC Communications Minister

Radio France Internationale

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UDPS party says five provinces secured in DRC elections

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A burnt out jeep on Avenue Munene outside the Ecole Dyavanga polling station, Kinshasa, 29 November

A burnt out jeep on Avenue Munene outside the Ecole Dyavanga polling station, Kinshasa, 29 November

As votes are tallied and counted in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential elections the main opposition UDPS party told RFI on Tuesday that despite fraud they are confident of securing victory. Etienne Tshisekedi’s party says they have secured enough for a majority and do not want to see the vote annulled.

Q&A: Ferdinand Nkashama, Secretary of the Election Surveillance Commission, UDPS

Q&A: Justin, Militant, UDPS

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

29 November 2011 at 16:22