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The much-awaited results of the elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are out but France is saying there's a need for clarity about the outcome.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the provisional results are different from what was seen on the ground.
The election commission declared opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi as the winner in the wee hours on Thursday.

Al Jazeera's Priyanka Gupta reports.

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Aisha Busari
Look at all those happy people. It warms my heart too see my brothers and sisters this happy.
"Je vous presente des gens sans honte"C'est honteux et malheureux pour vous... Commencer en appliquant le souhait de M. Kadafi que vous avez tue vous meme. Unissez vous comme les autres pour de bon, une seule monaie une seule armee. Je suis sure vous seriez les meilleurs le monde a changer Parceque certain d'entre nous respecte ce qu'a dit Jesus en dernier, de la meme facon respecter ceux de kadafi qui est aussi mort pour vous.
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White 😈 stay out of Africa's because we don't interfere in your elections and it must stop
Jopri' Bashan
If any Congolese are seen conspiring with the white devil against their own brother is a traitor. Africa for Africans 🔥🔥
Jopri' Bashan
Congolese minerals belong to Congolese. Any Congolese seen conspiring with the white devil is a traitor. Leo pold murdered 10million Congolese for the minerals. any Congolese seen conspiring with the white devil is a traitor. Congolese minerals belong to Congolese. Africa unite!🔥🔥
Frederic Balekelay
samuel.j. manda
we congratulate our future president elected by us Congolese Felix Tshisekedi, we love him very much. we expect him, the fight against corruption, security in the DRC and the fight against poverty.
Agriope 23
Congratulations to the Congolese people, we fought hard and well for this democratic victory! Please pay attention and stay vigilant as Western politicians, the Catholic Church and their allies are trying to delegitimize the vote already, accusing Tshisekedi of cheating and even committing "a coup". This is how the proxy wars start and Congo wants none of that!

The only surprise in Tshisekedi winning is that everyone expected the vote to be rigged! He won and now they talk about him like he's an outsider. I knew the name Tshisekedi even as a child, 30 years ago! The regime would not allow his father to be buried in Congo because it would be a rallying point for the people. Congolese people know what is going on right now in our country, we need the rest of the world to keep an eye out and look out for us, so we do not suffer the same fate as so many other countries who chose democratic self-determination and sovereign rule only to find war, oppression and exploitation.
Jean Jacques Bukasa
Mr Fayulu has strangely benefited from French and Belgian media campain support as well as social media network, which has resulted in the propulsion of his candidacy without real base but supported by Bemba, MLC party president who was suddenly freed from the ICC in strange circumstances just before the election after 10 years in jail and Katumbi a rich businessman who has defected from President Kabila rank. They have used their money and relations around the world especially in Belgium and France to influence the result of the election in Congo. That was unfair to a party like UDPS of Tshisekedi from a poor country but which has been the main opposition party for more than 37 years, well organised and having a solid base in the whole country. The agitation you see from politicians in Belgium and France and media is from people who have been beaten in their own game and are claiming to be robed after their card Fayulu lost. Some catholic clergymen have played a very strange role recently. 2 weeks ago, while just few days into the counting of votes by the electoral committee, since they had also organised they own parallel counting office, with only 20% of their results in, they called journalists to declare that they knew who won the election but could not reveal the name. And then 1 day after the proclamation of the winner by the Electoral commission 2,days ago, while ,90% of the congolese people were all peacefully chanting and dancing to the winning by Mr Tshisekedi, in a country all the world had predicted will fall into violence when the results will be announced, the same members of the influential Catholic church in Congo did something strange again; without consideration at all of the consequences on the people they supposed to protect in a very flammable environment, they called journalists to say that the results by the electoral commission was not conform to the truth and did not give the name of the winner. And now its agitation again in Europe, in media, in social network by supporters of Fayulu and Tshisekedi and there will certainly be death of people. And me to ask, what interests are some of the Catholic church clergy men in Congo serving for them to be so agitated? Why they did not give their winner name even after the elections? Are they afraid that they do not have enough proof to substantiate their claims or to have contradictions in their calculations. The Pope must put order in its ranks like he is doing in the recent scandals by his men. All are not saints. The Church has been for too long infiltrated by all sorts of people: agents, spy's and you name it. With Tshisekedi and its party strong organisation, Belgium and France are loosing a country that they for decades always wanted to keep in weak state because more controllable for their own interests, a very rich country but yet its people are among the poorest in the world. It looks like they have lost it to Anglo Saxons. Now they are calling and running around the world and promised to bring the "stolen elections" in their terms to the Security Council and shake the whole world. They wanted to influence the election and they have been beaten to their own game. Belgium, France should be brought to international court for interfering in the Congo election and Fayulu disqualified. The Election Committee should otherwise reduce Fayulu vote to 1/10 of what it is to level the ground and certain members of the Catholic Church must not ignore things like this when dealing with people lives.
Leader Kanyiki
Praised be to the Lord who allowed the choice of the Congolese people to be achieved after more than 3 decades of fight. Congratulations to our president Felix Tshisekedi. Viva UDPS the largest political party in DRC.
dboy Jones
African elections are so confusing, 😂!!
Raul R.
Now the political change will come in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Good luck to the new elected president Felix Tshisekedi from Caracas, Venezuela. 👍

Maintenant, le changement politique aura lieu en République Démocratique du Congo. Bonne chance au nouveau président élu Felix Tshisekedi de Caracas au Venezuela. 👍

Ahora si llegará el cambio político en la República Democrática del Congo. Suerte al nuevo presidente elegido Félix Tshisekedi desde Caracas, Venezuela. 👍
Tovego Uchiwa
Leave felix tchiseked alone. His is able to rule congo drc. In every game there is a winner and loser. This is god given. Results fair. Congrats felix.
Maxim Kalil7
I pity for the congolese people because joseph Kabila is still in charge. You can see how they are dancing as if all is well. This is the pars two of Kabila reign.
The elections was rigged
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This is what we need in Uganda peaceful transition
Val Val
Rien de nouveau sous le soleil...
Macou Kenge
Félix président
African Day
Congratulation to CENI for having painstakingly conducted a Free and Fair election.
Congratulation to the people of DRC for your resilience against oppression and determination to restructure your country for a better governance. The beautiful thing about the new structure is there is no more room for dictatorship hence the Senate will become more powerful to checkmate the Executive.
This winning by Felix Tshisekedi and the transition of power from Ruling party to opposition will set a precedence in the entire Sub-Sahara Africa. This will be a catalyst to economic and infrastructural development in DRC and neighboring countries.
DRC is the mother of Africa and the security stability in this country will automatically accelerate the economic progress of Africa.
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