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Losing DR Congo presidential candidate Martin Fayulu challenges results in court

Losing DR Congo presidential candidate Martin Fayulu challenges results in court

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Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Martin Fayulu, the runner-up presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has gone to court to challenge the election results. Another opposition candidate, Felix Tshisekedi, was declared the winner Thursday by the electoral commission but Fayulu's coalition said Friday he captured 61 percent of the vote in the Central African nation, Voice of America reported. They cited figures from the Catholic Church, which placed 40,000 election observers across the country. The coalition said Tshisekedi won 18 percent of the vote. The commission's report said Tshisekedi received 39 percent of the vote, Fayulu had 35 and 24 percent went to outgoing President Joseph Kabila's preferred successor Emmanuel Shadary The results from the Dec. 30 election are due to be publis...