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Incumbent President Re-Elected in DR Congo
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9 Dec 2011 11:07 AM EST

-by Alex Mangini, Staff Writer; Image: Congo residents celebrate Joseph Kabila’s re-election (Image Source: CsMonitor)

Early voting results show that President Joseph Kabila has won the Democratic Republic of Congo's election, multiple news outlets are reporting.

In the eastern city of Goma, people started to celebrate as soon as the results were announced on national TV and radio, reports the BBC’s Joshua Mmali in the city.

“The electoral commission notes that the candidate Joseph Kabila has achieved a majority with, 8,880,944 votes, or 48.97 percent of votes cast,” National election commission chief Daniel Ngoy Mulunda told Reuters.

According to the BBC, Kabila compiled 49 percent of the vote against 32 percent for veteran his opposer, Etienne Tshisekedi.

The announcement has been delayed since Tuesday, with election officials blaming logistical problems.

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