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DR Congo Supreme Court declares Kabila winner

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Joseph Kabila has been declared the official winner of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election by the country’s Supreme Court.

It rejected demands by the opposition for the vote to be annulled.

The court’s president said Kabila had won 48.95 percent of the vote, to win a second five-year term in office.

The decision confirms the provisional results announced a week ago by the electoral commission.

Kabila’s rival candidate Etienne Tshisekedi had rejected the results, proclaiming himself president.

National and international observers including from the EU had criticised a lack of transparency and voting irregularities, but the court said there was no proof.