DRC Catholic Church knows who won election, urges 'truth'

DRC's Electoral Commission President Corneille Nangaa Yobeluo speaks during a press conference at the CENI headquarters in Kinshasa on December 20, 2018. PHOTO | ISSOUF SANOGO AND LUIS TATO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The appeal from the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) came hours after the election commission said logistical problems may force it to postpone publication of provisional results.
  • Western powers and DRC's neighbours hope sub-Saharan Africa's biggest country will see its first peaceful transition of power since independence in 1960.
  • CENCO says it deployed more than 40,000 observers to monitor Sunday's vote, the first presidential ballot since 2011.
  • Kabila's champion, Shadary, a hardliner and former interior minister, and Emmanuel Tshisekedi, head of the UDPS, the country's oldest and largest opposition party, each said they had won.



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