An ‘electoral coup’ in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

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A two-year wait for a new leader is coming to an end in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but already a post-election crisis is brewing.

Felix Tshisekedi, the leader of the largest opposition party, has been declared the winner of the long-delayed presidential election to replace Joseph Kabila.

But a second opposition rival, Martin Fayulu, is denouncing the result as an ‘electoral hold-up’.

Will there be a peaceful transition of power?

 

Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault

Guests:

Benedicte Ndjoko – Congolese historian, coordinator of the Likambo Ya Mabele civil liberties movement

Al Kitenge – Chief executive, Innovation Task Force, political consultant and economic analyst

Indigo Ellis – Risk consultant, Verisk Maplecroft

Source: Al Jazeera News

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