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DRC Court Declares Tshisekedi President

DR Congo’s top court Sunday declared Felix Tshisekedi president after disputed elections, outraging opponents who alleged a stitch-up as an African Union delegation prepared to head to the volatile country.

Announcing the final results of the much-delayed poll, the Constitutional Court threw out a legal challenge by runner-up Martin Fayulu.

It declared Tshisekedi the winner, paving the way for him to take over from long-term leader Joseph Kabila.

The chairman of the African Union, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, was due in Kinshasa on Monday after it and other international bodies voiced concern over the results.

 

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