Latest News: Congolese Vice President Calls on Justice to Order Recount

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Latest news on the Congolese presidential election (local hour):

3:10 p.m.

Martin Fayulu, Congolese presidential candidate, confirms that he has filed an action for annulment against the results of the elections requesting a recount.

The constitutional court has seven days to consider it.

Fayulu has alleged a deal behind the scenes between the declared winner, opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi, and president Joseph Kabila.

Fayulu told reporters that the court challenge included election results forms posted outside Congo's polling stations.

He says "you can not produce results behind closed doors".

2:55 p.m.

Congolese presidential candidate Martin Fayulu has arrived in the constitutional court to challenge the election results, alleging fraud.

The constitutional court has seven days to examine the dispute.

Fayulu has alleged a deal behind the scenes between the declared winner, opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi, and president Joseph Kabila.

The Fayulu coalition claims that it won 61% of the vote, according to the 40,000 election observers from the Catholic Church across the country. The Congo Electoral Commission claims to have received 34% and Tshisekedi 38%.

The chairman of the commission said that there were two options: the official results are accepted or the elections are canceled.

1:15 p.m.

Members of the Congo Republican Guard have been deployed outside the home of the latter, Martin Fayulu, and in court, where he is expected to challenge the results of the vote.

Their presence comes as Fayulu calls for a manual recount of the vote in the three elections in Congo on December 30: presidential, legislative and provincial. He alleges that they are "fabricated".

The electoral commission said President Joseph Kabila's ruling coalition won the majority of seats in the National Assembly and provincial seats, but opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi won the vote. to the presidency.

Fayulu alleges a behind-the-scenes deal between Tshisekedi and Kabila, which the ruling party's presidential candidate did badly.

11:35

The vice president of the presidential election in Congo calls for a manual recount of the results during presidential votes, in the National Assembly and provincial.

In an article on Twitter, Martin Fayulu claims that the results announced in all three cases by the Congo Electoral Commission are "fabricated". The commission said President Joseph Kabila's ruling coalition won the majority of seats in the National Assembly and provincial seats.

Fayulu is expected to file an opposition to the presidential election results on Saturday, showing that opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won. Fayulu alleges a behind-the-scenes deal between Tshisekedi and Kabila, which the ruling party's presidential candidate did badly.

The Fayulu coalition claims that it won 61% of the vote, according to the 40,000 election observers from the Catholic Church across the country. The church said its results show a different winner than the one officially announced.

8:35

The ruling coalition of outgoing Congo President Joseph Kabila won a large majority of seats in the National Assembly. The election commission announced the results early Saturday.

This greatly reduces the chances of dramatic reforms under the leader of the opposition Felix Tshisekedi, the declared winner of the presidential election. The vice-president accuses Tshisekedi of having reached an agreement with Kabila to gain power.

The second, businessman and anti-corruption activist Martin Fayulu, said he would file a legal challenge of the election results Saturday morning.

His opposition coalition, Fayulu, garnered 61 percent of the vote, citing figures compiled by influential election observers from the Catholic Church. The coalition indicates that the figures show that Tshieskedi received 18%.

The electoral commission said the date of the presidential inauguration was 22 January.