By Grace Dzuwa

 

The results of last week’s  presidential vote in the Democratic Republic of Congo will not be published today, officials say, despite growing calls for the outcome to be announced.

 

According to BBC , the head of the electoral commission said this was because less than half the ballots had arrived.

 

His spokesman told the BBC a meeting would be held on Sunday the 6th January 2019 over the delay.

 

The catholic church, which fielded thousands of observes, said on Thursday there was a clear winner.

It called for the result to be mad public to avoid political unrest.

 

This draw an angry response from the coalition in power which said the church was doing something illegal and accused it of preparing the population for insurrection.

 

The church had been vocal in its opposition to the extension of president Joseph Kabila’s rule.

He is stepping down after 17 years in office.

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