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Tension in the Congo rises: results of presidential elections will only be announced next week
In the Congo rises the voltage after the recent presidential elections. Already brought the Congolese already a week ago (30 december) their vote, the result leaves us waiting. As informed the electoral commission to disclose the results until next week.

“It is not possible to have the results today (Sunday) to make known,” says Corneille Nagaa, chairman of the national electoral commission in Congo. “We are sitting around 45 to 48 percent of the stembrieven.” That means that in a week's time only half of the kiesbrieven was counted. In the meantime, waiting for the Congolese impatient. the

The election commission itself refuses to make a provisional winner. More and more voices argue, however, that oppositielid Martin Fayulu of a majority of the votes enjoy. Also the observers who are the influential catholic church to the polling stations and sent, indicate Fayulu as the winner. That would mean that Ramazani Shadary, the candidate who, by current president Joseph Kabila was designated as the successor, the worst of it must be hollow. The result? A regimewissel.

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Violence lurks around the corner. If there is a regimewissel will take place, leading probably to the protest of the supporters of Kabila. If Shadary him to do, will the opposition not pick up. By the uncertainty is there already plenty of fight in the interior. In the west terminate about 16,000 refugees across the border to Congo-Brazzaville.

Laborious ballot

Also the release of their vote went for the Congolese not without problems. A severe storm, representatives, results, sought to influence, and other irregularities were reported. Even the army would the voters have influenced, whether or not with violence. Spread across the country, there arose than protest, the one stronger than the other. Eventually left four Congolese life in which an agent, a member of the election commission and two citizens.

Bloody protest

Also in 2016, it came to bloody protests after demonstrators in the departure of Kabila demanded. He had, after all, his second official term of office attached, a third party is prohibited by law. Nevertheless, the president holds his position for another two years will be able to maintain. Meanwhile, the unrest, with here and there bloody rioted.

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