The Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi has been declared winner of the presidential elections which were held on 30 December 2018.

Tshisekedi, 55, received more than 7 million votes compared with about 6.4 million for Fayulu and 4.4 million votes for Emmanuel Ramazani.

“Having gained 38.57 percent of the vote, Felix Tshisekedi is provisionally declared the elected president of the Democratic Republic of Congo,” said Corneille Nangaa, the head of the Independent National Election Commission (CENI).

Fayulu dismissed the results announced by the electoral commission as “a true electoral coup”.

“The results have nothing to do with the truth of the ballot box,” he said in an interview with Radio France Internationale, calling on observers to publish the real results.