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Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi wins DR Congo election

(CNN)Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has secured a surprise victory in the Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election, according to the country's electoral commission.The results came early Thursday in the Central African country, after nearly two weeks of speculation and reports of irregularities in the December 30 vote. If deemed legitimate, this would be the country's first democratic transition of power since it gained independence from Belgium in 1960. The election had always been a three-horse race. The other two contenders were former Interior Minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, the preferred successor of President Joseph Kabila, and businessman Martin Fayulu.After the results were announced, Fayulu said he categor ...
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