ADDIS-ABEBA- President of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Thursday stressed the need for all concerned actors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to consolidate democracy and preserve peace Following the release of provisional results of the presidential election, media reported Friday.
"The President of the Commission reiterates his congratulations to the people, the political actors, the civil society and the competent institutions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the holding of the elections in conditions considered satisfactory by the AU Election Observation Mission led by President Dioncounda Traore, "the AU said in a statement.
"It is important that any challenge to the results proclaimed, in particular that concerning their non-compliance with the truth of the ballot box, be done peacefully, by using the procedures provided for by the texts in force and the political dialogue between all the parties. stakeholders, "Faki said in the statement.
According to provisional results announced by the electoral commission, Felix Tshisekedi, the candidate of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), the main opposition party of the country, would have won the election with more than 7 million votes across the country.
He thus ranks ahead of Martin Fayulu, of the Lamuka coalition, and far ahead of Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, the candidate of the ruling coalition.
His main opponent, Mr. Fayulu, however, denounced the results of the election as an "electoral coup", claiming that the announced results bore no relation to the reality expressed by the ballot boxes.
The final results should be proclaimed in the coming days, after confirmation by the Constitutional Court of the DRC.