UN Chief calls for calm following disputed Congo election result
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The preliminary results of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s long-delayed presidential election are in, with Congo’s electoral commission declaring opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi as the winner of the poll.
However, the outcome has been disputed by poll observers, which include the powerful Catholic Church, and rival presidential candidate Martin Fayalu, who is reported to have immediately rejected the result.
Conor Lennon from UN News said that in a statement, UN chief António Guterres has appealed for all parties in the country to “refrain from violence.”