Shock Result in Congo Elections

CONGO ELECTIONS
Congolese opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu is blessed by Msg. Fridolin Ambongo, the the newly appointed Archbishop of Kinshasa at Notre Dame du Congo cathedral in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday Dec. 29, 2018. Congolese people are heading to the polls Sunday Dec. 30 for a presidential race plagued by years of delay and persistent rumours of lack of preparation. Jerome Delay / AP
CONGO ELECTIONS
Congolese opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu is blessed by Msg. Fridolin Ambongo, the the newly appointed Archbishop of Kinshasa at Notre Dame du Congo cathedral in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday Dec. 29, 2018. Congolese people are heading to the polls Sunday Dec. 30 for a presidential race plagued by years of delay and persistent rumours of lack of preparation. Jerome Delay / AP

Shock Result in Congo Elections

Congo's National Electoral Commission announced today that opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi won the country’s presidential election, upsetting moderate opposition leader, Martin Fayulu. Both candidates beat out the chosen favorite of outgoing president Joseph Kabila, who refused to relinquish power for more than two years after his constitutional term ended. The country’s influential Conference of Catholic Bishops sent 40,000 observers to make sure the election went off smoothly. The Catholics believe Fayulu was the rightful winner. To discuss, we’re joined by Kambale Musavuli, national spokesperson of Friends of the Congo.