Riot police deployed in DRC ahead of presidential election results

Security forces at election commission’s offices amid fears of violence over claims of vote-rigging

Riot police have been deployed to protect election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as it braced for the announcement of the results of the presidential vote held 11 days ago.

Security forces took up positions outside the offices of the DRC’s election commission and elsewhere in the capital Kinshasa, amid fears that violence would mar the first electoral transfer of power in 59 years of independence.

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