Congo's Opposition Candidate Wins A Surprise Victory In Presidential Race

BBC: DR Congo presidential election: Outcry as Tshisekedi named winner

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won DR Congo's presidential election, electoral officials say.

The announcement, made overnight, sparked accusations of an "electoral coup" from runner-up Martin Fayulu.

The Catholic Church said that the result did not match data collected by its election monitors.

The ruling party, whose candidate finished third, has not yet contested the result, prompting allegations of a power-sharing deal with Mr Tshisekedi.

It is an accusation Mr Tshisekedi's team denies.

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More News On Congo's Presidential Election Result

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi wins DR Congo presidency, says commission -- DW
France says DR Congo runner-up is apparent winner -- AFP
Congo election: Tshisekedi's surprise victory rejected as 'electoral coup' -- The Guardian
Opposition's Tshisekedi declared winner of DRC presidential poll -- Daily Monitor
Congo presidential loser rejects surprise result as "coup" -- Reuters
France says DR Congo runner-up is apparent winner -- AFP
France, Belgium cast doubt on DR Congo election result -- Al Jazeera
Catholic Church rejects Congo vote result, loser decries 'coup' -- Reuters
Catholic church challenges Congo’s surprise election result -- AP
The divisive aftermath of Tshisekedi's DR Congo victory -- Fergal Keane, BBC

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