African observers say the Democratic Republic of Congo’s elections have been “successful”, despite opposition calls for the polls to be annulled.

Five observer groups said that despite logistical problems, the political parties should accept the results.



Earlier, four opposition candidates said Monday’s polls should be cancelled because of widespread rigging.

Voting was extended into Wednesday in some areas where people have not been able to vote.

The BBC’s Christophe Pons in the capital, Kinshasa, says this includes an opposition stronghold in the city, where ballot papers had not arrived by Tuesday evening.

President Joseph Kabila was challenged by 10 candidates, including former ally Vital Kamerhe, who is among the candidates calling for the results to be annulled. Read more…