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DRC president Kabila ahead in poll

Preliminary results from the Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election show incumbent Joseph Kabila leading opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi.

However the country's election chief warned only a small percentage of precincts had been counted.

With around 15% of votes counted, Mr Kabila leads with over 1,52 million, around 52%, according to results announced.

Mr Tshisekedi is second among the 11 candidates with 997,074, or 34%.

Election commission president Daniel Ngoy Mulunda released the early results four days after Monday's vote, after the election was extended for three days to give porters time to transport ballots from the remote corners of this giant nation.


From Belfast Telegraph