DR Congo Presidential Runner-Up Appeals Against Result – Lawyer

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Updated January 12, 2019
In this file photo taken on December 30, 2018 presidential candidate Martin Fayulu casts his vote at the Insititut de la Gombe polling station during the DR Congo’s general elections in Kinshasa, France on January 10, 2019.
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Martin Fayulu, who came second in DR Congo’s presidential election, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the provisional result which awarded victory to his opposition rival Felix Tshisekedi, his lawyer said Saturday.

“The request seeks the annulment of the result declaring Felix Tshisekedi president,” Feli Ekombe told reporters outside the court, saying “it was filed yesterday (Friday)”.