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DRC elections marred by ‘major irregularities’, poll observers say



DRC elections marred by 'major irregularities', poll observers say

The just concluded general elections staged in the Democratic Republic of Congo was marred by ‘major irregularities’, so says an observer mission.

According to Congo-based SYMOCEL, it had witnessed 52 “major” irregularities in the 101 of 179 vote-counting centres it observed.

The observer mission added that irregularities witnessed include people tampering with results even with 179 counting centres currently tallying the vote across Congo.

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Reports say there is palpable tension in the DRC with many on the edge after the head of the election commission revealed that the announcement of the just concluded presidential election will be delayed past Sunday’s deadline.

According to , Corneille Nangaa, the president of the commission, known as CENI, only 47 percent of vote tally sheets have been received as of Saturday.

It not yet clear when the results would be ready, he said, adding: “It will not be possible to announce the results tomorrow (Sunday).”

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