Democratic Republic of Congo’s constitutional court is poised to rule as early as Friday on a challenge to the presidential election results.
But the African Union continental body has issued a surprise last-minute request for DRC’s government to suspend the announcement of final results, citing “serious doubts” about the vote.
Declared runner-up Martin Fayulu has requested a recount, alleging fraud.
Upholding the official election results could spark violence in a country hoping for its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960.
Fayulu has asked for a recount of the December 30 election, asserting that DRC’s electoral commission published provisional results wildly different from those obtained at polling stations.Mass Resignations If MPs Are Barred From Trying To Stop A No-Deal Brexit.