Kabila ahead in DRC, but opposition rejects results

2011-12-05 07:32

Kinshasa, DRC – With results from about half of polling stations counted, President Joseph Kabila was leading with 4.94 million votes, or 48.8% of those counted so far.

Election commission chief Daniel Ngoy Mulunda released province by province tallies yesterday that he said amounted to nearly 53% of all voting bureaus.

An Associated Press compilation of the early results showed that opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi was trailing with 3.4 million votes, or 33.6%.

The opposition has said that they reject the results and accuse Kabila of rigging the vote.

The capital was on edge with many predicting violence after tomorrow’s final proclamation of provisional results.

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