>> The runner-up in Congo's presidential vote, Martin Fayulu, says he in fact thrashed the winner, taking more than 60% of the vote. Pre-election polls did predict he'd win a landslide. And it's a dispute that threatens to spark bloodshed in Democratic Republic of Congo. A huge tumultuous country where millions have died in civil wars because Felix Tshisekedi was announced victor by its electoral board this week.
Reuters' Giulia Paravicini is in Kinshasa.>> Despite numerous police officers being present, no violence sparked and the atmosphere was very festive. This however might change tonight or tomorrow morning, as Fayulu intends to present a formal complaint at the constitutional court, claiming that the victory of Felix Tshisekedi is not legitimate.
>> This should be the first peaceful democratic transfer of power in the six decades since Congolese independence, but the stand off has Congo on edge and several people have been killed in demonstrations in the east.>>
>> Congo's Catholic Church also found that Fayulu won. The Church is venerated in DRC and it had a 40,000 strong team of observers on the ground.
We are wondering since we never saw any of his campaign posters. We never knew him. So, we are wondering how he gathered more votes than the president who we voted for and is more popular.>>
Many are asking if Tshisekedi struck a power sharing pact with outgoing President Joseph Kabila, though the former's camp denies it. Long time leader Kabila is due to step down in the coming days.