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Kabila Named Winner of DRC Election

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has been declared the winner of last week’s election, giving him a new five-year term. VOA’s West Africa correspondent Scott Stearns reports from Kinshasa that official results, released Friday, showed Mr. Kabila leading all candidates with 48.9 percent of the vote. Veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi was second […]

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Kabila Named Winner of DRC Election

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has been declared the winner of last week’s election, giving him a new five-year term. VOA’s West Africa correspondent Scott Stearns reports from Kinshasa that official results, released Friday, showed Mr. Kabila leading all candidates with 48 percent of the vote. Veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi was second […]

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News Conference Passes With No DRC Election Results

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Waiting continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the release of full presidential election results, delayed since Tuesday. VOA’s West Africa correspondent reports that Congo’s electoral commission was expected to announce the results at a news conference Friday in the capital, Kinshasa. But he says three hours passed with no announcement, and that foreign […]

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DRC Election Results Expected Friday

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo expect to release the preliminary results of the presidential vote on Friday, three days later than originally scheduled. VOA’s West Africa correspondent said late Thursday that supporters of President Joseph Kabila and opposition candidate Etienne Tshisekedi had begun to celebrate in anticipation of an announcement that their […]

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DRC Election Results Postponed Again

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have once again postponed the release of election results, with the two main contenders continuing to claim victory. VOA’s West Africa correspondent said Thursday evening supporters of President Joseph Kabila and opposition candidate Etienne Tshisekedi in Kinshasa had begun to celebrate an announcement they expected to give […]

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DRC Election Results Postponed Again

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have once again postponed the release of election results, with the two main contenders continuing to claim victory. VOA’s West Africa correspondent said Thursday evening supporters of President Laurent Kabila and opposition candidate Etienne Tshisekedi in Kinshasa had begun to celebrate an announcement they expected to give […]

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Tense DRC Awaits Complete Poll Results Disputed by Opposition

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Tension is high in the Democratic Republic of Congo where voters are awaiting full election results in a presidential poll the opposition claims was stolen by the incumbent president. Election officials promised to release the complete preliminary results on Thursday night, two days later than they originally scheduled due to logistical problems. As the nation […]

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DRC Awaits Complete Election Results

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they will announce the complete results of a presidential poll on Thursday, as the nation braces for possible civil unrest. After postponing the announcement by two days because of logistical problems, election commission spokesman Matthieu Mpita said the full results will be released after 6 p.m. […]

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DRC Scheduled to Release Final Election Results

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Democratic Republic of Congo is scheduled to release the final results of last week’s presidential election amid threats of violence from supporters of the top candidates. The country’s election commission was supposed to give the results on Tuesday, but announced a 48-hour delay. Preliminary results from nearly 90 percent of polling places showed incumbent […]

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DRC Waits, Kabila Victory Appears Imminent

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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With most of the votes counted, Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila appears headed for re-election, though full results have been delayed until Thursday. Results from nearly 90 percent of the country’s polling places show Mr. Kabila in the lead with almost 50 percent of the total vote. His closest challenger, Etienne Tshisekedi, has […]

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