The Constitutional Court docket of the Democratic Republic of Congo dominated early Sunday on the outcomes of the nation’s extremely contested election, figuring out that the opposition candidate Félix Tshisekedi was actually the winner and rejecting a problem from one other opposition determine who was the runner-up.

The court docket’s determination affirmed the outcomes introduced by the nation’s electoral fee, which appointed Mr. Tshisekedi because the president-elect. He’s set to be inaugurated on Tuesday.

Martin Fayulu, the runner-up, was contesting the outcomes and demanding a handbook recount. The judges of the constitutional court docket mentioned that they had decided that the request for a recount was “absurd” and that Mr. Fayulu had not offered any proof of fraud.

Mr. Fayulu mentioned early Sunday that the court docket has “falsified and countered the reality of the polls to serve an unjust trigger and perpetuate a regime that our individuals hate.”


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