last week released the controversial results of the elections in Congo Kinshasa, which was held at last year's second to last day. The less popular oppositionskandidaten Felix Thisekedi got 38.5 per cent of the 18 million votes, and Martin Fayulu, which has been the main oppositionskandidaten, missed out on the victory with 34.7 per cent. Outgoing president Joseph Kabila's choice of successor, Emmanuel Shadary were far behind with 23.8 per cent of the votes.
Now, writes the british newspaper the Financial Times that Fayulu is the rightful winner in the elections, and by a wide margin. The newspaper has gained access to a dataset covering 86 per cent of the votes.
Fayulu victory with 59.4 percent of the votes, and the magazine has dubbelkört this result with the figures from the polling stations as the catholic church, the observers reported. The correlation between the two sets of electoral data is almost absolute, which suggests a voter fraud of historical proportions.
the Suspicions that the official results are heavily manipulated has been diluted by the fact that Kabila's own coalition received a safe majority in parliamentary elections which would make Tshisekedi to a stunned president without the ability to enforce some reforms against Kabila's will.
the set of data, which comes from the 62.716 röstmaskiner, the official winner is Tshisekedi have only received 19 percent of the votes, which is in line with the opinion polls published just before christmas.
– It is extremely difficult to believe that tens of thousands of rows of data could have been tampered with so short notice to produce this result without the signs of cheating. It highlights the need for a full analysis of the results of the election, " says the Congo-connoisseur Jason Stearns told the newspaper.
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