The votes are being counted in DR Congo
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Congolese await election results amid claims of fraud

In Congo, truckloads of riot police are patrolling the main cities in case of violence, with full results of the presidential election due on Tuesday, amid claims of fraud.

President Joseph Kabila is leading the counting with 46% of the vote.

With more than two-thirds of votes counted, his closest challenger, Etienne Tshisekedi, trails on 36%, the election commission says.

But officials have warned that due to logistical problems Tuesday's deadline to announce full results might not be met.

The BBC's Thomas Hubert visited one of Kinshasa's tallying centres where piles of ballot papers bags are still being compiled.

  • 06 Dec 2011
  • From the section Africa
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