DRC Presidential election winner now known: Gvt asked to release results

Outgoing DRC President: Joseph Kabila voting

Democratic Republic of Congo’s powerful Catholic Church said yesterday that it knew who had won the country’s presidential elections and called on the authorities to quell a mounting storm about the outcome.

A senior church body said “data in its possession from vote counting reports from polling stations designates the selection of one candidate as president.”

It called on election overseers “to publish the election results in keeping with truth and justice.