The people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo continue to wait for the results of Sunday’s election amid shaking political headquarters.

The first reports of civil society highlight issues related to the transparency of the ballot, thus posing a risk of contesting the verdict of the ballot boxes.

Three contenders vie for victory, the Dauphin and power candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, and the two opponents, Felix Tshisekedi and Martin Fayulu.

Camp Fayulu claims to be in the lead as the count continues. The coalition around the candidate of power, Ramazani Shadary, declared itself “serene” and invited “the Congolese population to keep calm and wait for provisional results”.

The staffs of the various candidates accuse each other of practices that have undermined the electoral process.

These include intimidation of representatives in polling stations and observers, fictitious votes, alleged attempts at destruction or theft of voting machines.

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