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Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi declared DRC president

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Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the Democratic Republic of Congo’s tightly contested presidential vote, the electoral commission announced this morning.

Felix Tshisekedi won with 38.57 percent of more than 18 million ballots cast, Corneille Nangaa, the president of the election commission (CENI), told a news conference at 3 a.m. (0200 GMT) on Thursday morning

“Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo is declared the provisionally- elected president of Democratic Republic of Congo,”  said Nangaa

The DRC has been in the grip of a two-year-old crisis over the succession of President Joseph Kabila, who said last year he would step down after nearly two decades in power.

Candidates Martin Fayulu and  Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary who was former President Joseph Kabila’s choise came second and third respectively

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