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Tshisekedi Stages Self-Inauguration at Home

Congo News Agency - December 23, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi inaugurates himself president of the Democratic Republic of CongoEtienne Tshisekedi inaugurated himself as the president of Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday. The ceremony was staged at his home after police prevented him and his supporters from holding the event at Stade des Martyrs. Mr. Tshisekedi swore “before God and the nation to uphold and respect the Constitution and laws of the Republic and to defend its national unity and territorial integrity.”

Tshisekedi Says He Is President-Elect, Asks Security Forces to Arrest Kabila

Congo News Agency - December 18, 2011

Etienne TshisekediEtienne Tshisekedi declared himself president-elect of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday and called for the armed forces and the police to arrest President Joseph Kabila. "I ask all of you to look for him, wherever he is in the country, and bring him to me. Whoever brings me Kabila here, handcuffed, will receive a very big prize", Mr. Tshisekedi said.

Tshisekedi Says He Won, Can He Prove It?

Congo News Agency - December 17, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi, president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS)Unlike the Independent National Electoral Commission, which has published the results of the presidential election showing why it says Joseph Kabila won and for everyone to see and scrutinize, Etienne Tshisekedi has so far provided no proof to support his claim of an outright victory. Yet, the longtime opposition leader has said, once again, that he now considers himself president.

Supreme Court Rules Joseph Kabila Won Presidential Election

Congo News Agency - December 16, 2011

President Joseph Kabila supporters celebrates 2011 presidential election victory announced by the INEC on Dec. 9, 2011The Supreme Court has upheld the results of the Nov. 28 presidential election published by the Independent National Electoral Commission last Friday. The Supreme Court ruled that Joseph Kabila won 48,95% of the votes, Etienne Tshisekedi 32,33%, Vital Kamerhe 7,74%, Leon Kengo wa Dondo 4,95%, Mbusa Nyamwisi 1,72%, Nzanga Mobutu 1,75%, with the remaining 5 candidates garnering less than 1% each.

Supreme Court Hears Appeal on Presidential Election

Le Potentiel - December 15, 2011

DR Congo Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court held a hearing Friday on Vital Kamerhe’s appeal challenging the presidential election results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Mr. Kamerhe is the only one of ten opposition candidates who filed an appeal to the Supreme Court challenging the results of the Nov. 28 presidential election in DR Congo.
Presidential Election Results Not Truthful, Says Cardinal Monsengwo

Congo News Agency - December 13, 2011

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya greets president Joseph Kabila on February 25, 2011Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya issued a statement on Monday questioning the accuracy of the results of the Nov. 28 presidential election in DR Congo published by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday. The influential Archbishop of Kinshasa said that the results “do not conform to the truth or justice.”
Tshisekedi Rejects Presidential Election Results, Calls for Calm

Radio Okapi - December 10, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi, president of the Union for Democracy and Social ProgressEtienne Tshisekedi rejected the results of the Nov. 28 presidential election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday, but called on his supporters to remain calm. The leader of the UDPS called the publication of the results “an actual provocation of the Congolese people.”
Joseph Kabila Wins Presidential Election

Congo News Agency - December 9, 2011

Joseph KabilaPresident Joseph Kabila has been declared the winner of the November 28 presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Independent National Electoral Commission announced Friday that Mr. Kabila won re-election with 48,95% of the votes.
Presidential Election Results Delayed 48 Hours

Congo News Agency - December 6, 2011

The two leading candidates, Joseph Kabila and Etienne TshisekediThe publication of the full results of the November 28 presidential election in DR Congo has been delayed for 48 hours. The Independent National Electoral Commission said in a message broadcast on state television Tuesday night that it made the decision to postpone the results for the sake of transparency.
Catholic Church Calls for Calm as Elections Results Are Published

Radio Okapi - December 4, 2011

Mgr. Nicolas Djomo, Conference of Catholic Bishops (CENCO)The National Conference of Catholic Bishops has called on Congolese to remain calm as the results of Monday’s presidential election in DR Congo are published. The head of the CENCO, Msgr. Nicolas Djomo, told a press conference on Sunday in Kinshasa that people should avoid violence. He called on politicians to accept the results of the elections.







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