Runner-up in Congo election says he beat official winner by wide margin

Martin Fayulu’s campaign team says he won 60% of vote, fuelling febrile atmosphere as police and soldiers deployed across countryThe runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election says he in fact won the vote by a significant margin, as rising violence across the country fuelled fears of a wider law and order breakdown.Martin Fayulu’s campaign team claimed it had evidence its candidate had scored more than 60% of the votes in the much-delayed election on 30 December, 42 points more than Felix Tshisekedi, who was declared the winner by the electoral commission early on Thursday. Continue reading…

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