Congo’s Catholic church says it knows election’s clear winner

Source: The Guardian

By  in Dakar

Officials  count ballot paper
 Electoral commission officials count ballot papers in Kinshasa on Friday. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Pressure is growing on the electoral commission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to release the results of last week’s election on time after the Catholic church said there was a clear winner and it knew who had been elected the next president.

The US state department, the African Union and the Catholic church, which wields significant power in the central African country, have all urged the country’s government to respect the result.

Opposition members fear the election may be rigged in favour of Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, the ruling party candidate who was handpicked by the current president, Joseph Kabila.

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  1. As a side remark regarding the influence of Missionaries in Congo: A new Ahmadi Muslim Missionary wanted to buy a ticket for the railway in Congo. Some body told him: “You are a Missionary, you do not need a ticket.” Nice. …

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