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Thursday 20 June 2019

DR Congo delays announcing results of presidential election

The postponement in announcing the results is expected to increase tensions in the African state.

(Jerome Delay/AP)
(Jerome Delay/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say the announcement of the results of the presidential election has been postponed.

Corneille Nangaa said that the results of the December 30 election will not be made public on Sunday as expected.

He said the official electoral commission will confirm the delay later in the day.

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Torn voter lists outside a school in the Limete district of Kinshasa (Jerome Delay/AP)

The postponement in announcing the results is expected to increase tensions in the African state.

The Catholic Church, an influential voice in the heavily Catholic nation, said that data reported by its 40,000 election observers deployed in polling stations show a clear winner.

The church urged the electoral commission to announce accurate results.

The government has already cut internet access across the vast Central African country to prevent any speculation on social media about who might have won the election.

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