DRC's Kabila a 'partner in democratic change': Tshisekedi

Felix Tshisekedi leader of the Congolese main opposition party the Union for Democracy and Social Progress who was announced as the

Mr Tshisekedi, who is the son of late veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, has promised to make the fight against poverty his priority.

Several dozen anti-riot police gathered outside the commission before midnight as it met to discuss the results compiled so far.

"There's no spirit of revenge", said Felix Tshisekedi, the candidate of the longtime opposition UDPS party. But it can not stop lively debate on the ground.

The UDPS leader has said he would pick Kamerhe as his prime minister if he won the vote. Some said they would be happy as long as Fayulu or Tshisekedi won, while recalling the violence that followed past disputed elections. The delay in announcing results has led some Congolese to suspect possible manipulation in favor of the ruling party. "The reaction will not be only in Kinshasa, it will be all over the country".

Tshisekedi, who received more than 7 million votes, or 38 percent, had not been widely considered the leading candidate and is relatively untested.

President Joseph Kabila is scheduled to leave office this month after 18 years in power - and two years after the official end of his mandate.

The election, delayed since 2016 and marred by allegations of widespread irregularities, eventually occurred on December 30.

The United States has deployed troops to neighboring Gabon to provide security to U.S. citizens and diplomatic facilities in the capital Kinshasa if needed.

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Attention now turns to Congo's powerful Catholic church, which has said its 40,000 election observers at all polling stations found a "clear winner" but was barred by electoral regulations from saying more.

The electoral commission has been under pressure from the opposition and local observer groups to release the much-awaited results. The church has urged the commission to announce accurate ones.

Nshole confirmed he met with Kabila for 45 minutes on Friday, after the church's announcement.

Tshisekedi's opponents were Martin Fayulu, who earned 6.4-million votes, and Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary with 4.4-million votes. "The truth is stubborn", he said.

Nangaa has blamed the delay in announcing results on the opposition's insistence on manual counting.

Analysts have warned that any widespread perception the election has been stolen could trigger a cycle of unrest, particularly in the eastern borderlands where Fayulu enjoys some of his strongest support. Fayulu has already rejected the results.

Resident John Kabamba says it "may be a message that the publication (of the results) won't meet the expectations of the Congolese people".

Hopes rose on Wednesday that the Democratic Republic of Congo's election saga may have turned a corner after opposition leaders reached out to President Joseph Kabila.

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