Kabila declared winner of DR Congo election

Election commission says incumbent had obtained 49.0 per cent of the vote to 32.3 per cent for his nearest rival.

    Incumbent Joseph Kabila has won a new five-year term as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the election commission said Friday, announcing the much-delayed full results of November 28 polls.

    Election commission chief Daniel Ngoy Mulunda said Kabila had obtained 49.0 percent of the vote to 32.3 percent for his nearest rival, veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi.

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