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January 19th DRC the maximum court to express a verdict on the survey challenge
The Constitutional Court that heard the challenge of the poll presented by Martin Fayulu should release his verdict today, the court confirmed to the AFP Press Agency.
Several sources are reporting that despite 14:00 GMT time allowed for the court session, it is expected to start until late evening.
There are largely three possible results according to the legal experts caught up with the question. An affirmation, an annulment or a call to repeat the polls.
- Tshisekedi wins, swearing to be held in 10 days.
- Order a new vote count – a position advanced by Fayulu.
- Delete the whole process and start again.
The many supporters of Fayulu: The DRCPresident-elect Tshisekedi in AU
A fourth scenario will be the judges who expose the case on a legal technicality. This will be similar to the first case of "supporting" a Tshisekedi victory.
– AFP Africa (AFPAfrica) 19 January 2019
January 18: Kinshasa plays hard with the UA advice to stop the final results
Kinshasa has rejected an African Union position that delays the announcement of the final results of its disputed presidential election, the government said Friday.
The final count of the December 30 elections, which has been plagued by widespread violence and accusations of fraud, will be released after the Constitutional Court has decided on the challenges to interim results, including opposition leader and vice premier Martin Fayulu .
The court decision is scheduled for Friday or Saturday. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said today that while the UA delegation was welcome, the post-election process will not change, as Kinshasa has the sovereign right to control it.
Read the full story here: DRC rejects the AU request to delay the results of the final survey
January 17: the head of UA doubts the results of the polls
"Although the situation on the ground has fortunately been quiet so far, it remains obviously a cause for concern.
"Frankly, there are serious doubts about the conformity of the results that have been proclaimed", these are the words of the head of the African Union commission Moussa Faki Mahamat as AU and regional bloc, SADC, met on DRCThe political impasse in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
The body of the elections, DO YOU HAVE DINNER, said Felix Tshisekedi winner of the poll, but a fellow opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu, is in court challenging the results.
The powerful Catholic church and other independent observers said the results were rigged. The court is required to deliver a judgment shortly.
– PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) 17 January 2019
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January 15: Court Hearing Challenge: UNSC greets the Congolese maturity
The January 12 petition filed with the Constitutional Court in Kinshasa was heard while several parties submitted their comments to the jury on why or why the provisional presidential results should be canceled.
The United Nations Security Council, UNSC, after a meeting on DRC issued a statement that largely invited the Congolese to maintain a peaceful atmosphere while waiting for the competent authorities to act.
The statement also stressed the UNSC respect for the sovereignty of the DRC saying: "They (UNSC members) reiterated full respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the DRC, in accordance with the United Nations Charter. "
The electoral body has categorically rejected the cause of the signatories calling for the cancellation of the December 30th elections. Reports indicate that the CACH the coalition led by Felix Tshisekedi could ask to join the case and request that the DO YOU HAVE DINNERThe declaration must be respected.
The results were categorically rejected by the Catholic Church, while France, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the United States called for the release of detailed results results.
For their part, the regional blocks, SADC is ICGLR they supported the need for a new vote count to ensure the winners and losers that the process was clean and not tampered with.