Congo’s Opposition Leader Felix Tshisekedi Has Won the Presidential Vote, Officials Announce

Jan 10, 2019 - Time Magazine

(KINSHASA, Congo) — Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won the presidential election, the electoral commission announced early Thursday, as the vast country braced for possible protests over alleged rigging.

Tshisekedi, who received more than 7 million votes or 38%, had not been widely considered the leading candidate. Some observers have suggested that President Joseph Kabila’s government sought to make a deal as hopes faded for a win for ruling party candidate Emmanuel Rama...