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> Congo's top court on Sunday, confirmed Felix Tshisekedi's win, declaring him the president elect of the country. But the fall out from the ruling was immediate. Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu rejected the result and has now declared himself president, a move that could stoke further unrest. Second place Fayulu has accused both Tshisekedi and Congo's ruling party of stitching up the poll.
He says the results were a product of a secret deal between Tshisekedi, and outgoing president Joseph Kabila. Kabila's camp and Tshisekedi's have denied making any such arrangement. Provisional results in the election showed Tshisekedi wining with a slim margin over Fayulu. But if Fayulu supporters reject the result, it could worsen unrest that's already seeing over 30 people killed.
Congo's constitutional court is widely seen as beholding to Kabila, whose been in power since his father was assassinated in 2001. The election is meant to enable Congo's first democratic transfer of power in almost six decades. But independent monitors have flagged major flaws in the vote, including faulty voting machines and polling stations where many were unable to vote.
The catholic church has denounced the provisional results. And the African Union has called for final results to be postponed sighting serious doubts about the elections credibility. On Friday, Congo rejected that request.