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Fri, 25 Jan 2019 15:11 - Updated Fri, 25 Jan 2019 15:11

Foreign minister back in Luanda

Luanda - Foreign Affairs Minister, Manuel Augusto, arrived this morning to Luanda, after representing the Angolan Head of State, João Gonçalves Lourenço at the inauguration ceremony of the Congolese president-elected, Felix Tshisekedi, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Foreign Affairs Minister, Manuel Augusto (File)

Photo: Rosário dos Santos

At the ceremony held at the Palais de la Nation, the head of Angolan diplomacy represented the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, and took the opportunity to speak with his Congolese counterpart, Léonard She Okitundu.

Tshisekedi, 55, was proclaimed winner of the presidential ballot on 31 December last year with 38.57 percent of the votes, against 34.83 percent of his main opponent, Martin Fayulu Madidi, and 23.84 percent of Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, the candidate of the coalition led by the ruling party, the PPRD, of the outgoing president, Joseph Kabila Kabange.

On the other hand, these results were contested by Mr Fayulu, who accused the Constitutional Court of forging them and contradicting the truth of the ballot box, calling for the non-recognition of Tshisekedi by the Congolese people and the international community for alleged illegitimacy.

In response to the congratulatory messages arriving in the Congolese capital for the election of Tshisekedi, the president-elect urged African states to refrain from what he called "encouragement of fraud".

However, there has not yet been any nationwide initiative to organize demonstrations defended by Martin Fayulu, while messages of congratulations and recognition of Tshisekedi from several African states continue to reach in Kinshasa.

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