Pro-Kabila camp wins DRC legislative poll; recount sought for presidency Jan 13, 2019 0 698 12345 Kinshasa: Parties supporting outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila won a majority in long-delayed legislative elections, according to a tally of results released Saturday, as the opposition sought a recount of the disputed presidential poll.Pro-Kabila parties had passed the 250-seat threshold required to secure a majority in the 500-seat national assembly, according to collated results from the Independent National Election Commission (CENI). More than 15,000 candidates were running in the poll, which determines who will control parliament for the next five years.Pro-Kabila candidates had secured 288 of the 429 seats so far declared, with 141 going to the opposition.The huge central African country, which straddles an area the size of western Europe, has been in the grip of a two-year political crisis triggered by Kabila’s refusal to step down when his two-term constitutional limit expired at the end of 2016.A presidential election to choose a successor was delayed three times before finally taking place on December 30, the same day as the legislative poll. The poll’s runner-up Martin Fayulu, an opposition candidate tipped by pollsters as the likely winner of the vote, told supporters on Friday he would demand a recount. (AFP) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Kerala tops list with 5 out of 10 tourist spots in India Jan 13, 2019 0 265 India rejects Pakistani claim over Chinese mission attack Jan 13, 2019 0 254 Modi makes strong pitch for re-election, takes aim at oppn Jan 13, 2019 0 214 Tripura shutdown cripples life in tribal areas Agartala: A 12-hour shutdown, called by six tribal parties in the tribal areas of Tripura to protest police firing earlier this week injuring six youths agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, crippled .. Delhi air ‘severe’, only rain could bring relief New Delhi: The air in Delhi-NCR turned ‘severe’ on Saturday due to calm winds and high humidity, authorities said, adding only rain could improve the situation to some extent. The overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi .. New SP-BSP alliance increases pressure on India’s ruling party AFP Lucknow Two regional parties that were former bitter rivals announced an unlikely alliance Saturday to fight Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist party in a looming general election. The .. Nigeria’s chief justice facing assets charges: Code of Conduct Court Abuja: -Nigeria’s most senior judge has been charged with failing to declare his assets, the Code of Conduct Tribunal said on Saturday. Tribunal spokesman Ibraheem Al-Hassan said the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter .. Many feared dead after tanker blast in southeast Nigeria Warri: Nigerian police on Saturday said many people were feared dead after a petrol tanker veered off the road, caught fire and exploded as people tried to recover fuel. The vehicle crashed in the Odukpani area of the .. ANC kicks off S Africa poll campaign with vow to restore democracy Durban: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday launched the ANC’s campaign for legislative elections in May, acknowledging the party’s past mistakes and promising to restore democratic institutions .. 10% upper caste quota bill gets Indian president’s nod IANS New Delhi President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday approved a constitutional amendment that provides 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker general category people in education and government jobs. The .. 2019 polls will be fight between democracy, dictatorship: Cong IANS New Delhi The Congress on Saturday said that 2019 general election will be a fight between “dictatorship and democaracy” and between “empty sermons” of the ruling party and its own “impeccable” record of service ..