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DR Congo election: warns of vote result delay as tallies flow slowly

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The Electoral Commission says results from Democratic Republic of Congo’s chaotic presidential election could be delayed past Sunday’s deadline because counting centers are still waiting for more than 80 percent of local tallies.

The election, which is meant to mark Congo’s first democratic transfer of power, has been marred by violence and logistical constraints. The opposition has said there was widespread fraud, an accusation dismissed by the government.

The president of the CENI electoral commission, Corneille Nangaa, said as of yesterday, three days after the election, counting centers had received just 17 percent of the tally sheets at individual polling stations.

A spokesman for Felix Tshisekedi, one of the two opposition candidates, said the hold-up was a further sign of fraud.

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