Why Joseph Kabila Lost the Election | Center for Strategic and International Studies

The late Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba reportedly said that in Africa one does not hold elections to lose them. That certainly has been a common characteristic of elections across the continent. But on January 10, 2019, after a contentious election in the Democratic Republic of Congo—marred in irregularities and violent repression—the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) declared Félix Tshisekedi, an opposition candidate, the winner, with 38 percent.
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