DR Congo Presidential Runner-up Asks Court To Cancel Result

DR Congo presidential runner-up asks court to cancel result

Kinshasa, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 13th Jan, 2019 ) :The runner-up in DR Congo's presidential election, Martin Fayulu, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the provisional result which awarded victory to his opposition rival Felix Tshisekedi, his lawyer said Saturday.

The request was filed on Friday ahead of a 48-hour deadline for any appeals against the shock result to replace long-term President Joseph Kabila.

"The request seeks the annulment of the result declaring Felix Tshisekedi president," Toussaint Ekombe told reporters outside the court.

The move came as the pro-Kabila FCC coalition announced it had won a majority in legislative elections, which took place at the same time as last month's presidential poll.

Supporters of the outgoing president won nearly 350 seats in the 500-seat National Assembly, according to Communications Minister Lambert Mende.

About 130 seats went to opposition lawmakers, he said.

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