KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s ruling coalition wins majority in national assembly

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s ruling coalition wins majority in national assembly

KINSHASA, Congo—Jan 12, 2019— The ruling coalition of Congo’s outgoing President Joseph Kabila has won a large majority of seats in the national assembly. The electoral commission announced the results early Saturday.

That sharply reduces the chances of dramatic reforms under the declared presidential election winner, opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi. The election runner-up accuses Tshisekedi of a backroom deal with Kabila to win power.

The runner-up, businessman and anti-corruption campaigner Martin Fayulu, has said he will file a court challenge to the election results on Saturday morning.

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