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Congo election: Martin Fayulu call for protest flops
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Congo election: Martin Fayulu call for protest flops

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Martin Fayulu’s call for protest after the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) top court declaration of Felix Tshisikedi as president-elect on Sunday has been flopped.

Despite the confirmation of the court, the second-placed candidate declared himself winner and called for demonstrations; a call with little or no clout.

As supporters of Tshisekedi thronged the streets of Kinshasa in celebrations, runner-up Martin Fayulu said the ruling had opened the way to a “constitutional coup d’etat,” raising fears of more violence.

Unrest over last months delayed elections in the DRC, has killed 34 people, wounded 59 and led to 241 “arbitrary arrests” in the past week.

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