DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO — The Democratic Republic of the Congo electoral commission declared Felix Tshisekedi the winner of a contentious presidential election.
Tshisekedi’s win was announced almost two weeks after the Dec. 30 election. He garnered just under 40 percent of votes cast in a field of 21 candidates.
He will replace Joseph Kabila, who has been president for the past 18 years. Tshisekedi represents Congo’s oldest political party, founded by his father, which has spent decades in the opposition.
Strong rumours emerging of a power sharing deal between #Kabila and #Tshisekedi. Time will tell. The more things change the more they stay the same #DRCElections2018 #DRCdecides #newwaystoriganelection https://t.co/PwK2Am2DnS
— Prof Nic Cheeseman (@Fromagehomme) 10 januari 2019