US calls for DR Congo election disputes to be resolved ‘peacefully’

WASHINGTON: The United States called Sunday for the peaceful and transparent resolution of any election disputes in the Democratic Republic of Congo after President Felix Tshisekedi was declared winner of a second term in the turbulent nation.
Provisional results showed Tshisekedi had won 73 percent of the vote, which opposition leaders have already dismissed as a “sham.”
The United States is following the process “closely,” a State Department spokesperson said, stopping short of immediately congratulating Tshisekedi.

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