The latest: Congo runner-up is coming to court …

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) – The latest news on the presidential elections in Congo (all times local):

14:55 hours

Presidential second rider in Congo Martin Fayulu has arrived at the Constitutional Court to challenge the election results concerning fraud.

The Constitutional Court has seven days to consider the challenge.

Fayulu claimed a backroom deal between the declared winner, opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi and President Joseph Kabila.

Fayulu's coalition claims that it won 61 percent of the vote, according to 40,000 election observers from the Catholic Church across the country. The Congo electoral commission said that he received 34 percent and Tshisekedi 38 percent.

Accompanied by his wife and his lawyers, the candidate opposition minister Martin Fayulu of Congo receives the receipt after a petition at the constitutional court after his loss at the presidential election in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday, January 12, 2019. The ruling coalition of the outgoing president of Congo , Joseph Kabila, has won a large majority of national assembly seats, the election committee announced Saturday, while the presidential election runner-up was ready to file a lawsuit contestation on fraud. (AP Photo / Jerome Delay)

Accompanied by his wife and his lawyers, the candidate opposition minister Martin Fayulu of Congo receives the receipt after a petition at the constitutional court after his loss at the presidential election in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday, January 12, 2019. The ruling coalition of the outgoing president of Congo , Joseph Kabila, has won a large majority of national assembly seats, the election committee announced Saturday, while the presidential election runner-up was ready to file a lawsuit contestation on fraud. (AP Photo / Jerome Delay)

The chairman of the committee said that there are two options: the official results are accepted or the elections are canceled.

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13:15

Members of the Republican Guard of Congo are deployed outside the home of President-finalist Martin Fayulu and outside the court where he is expected to challenge the voting results.

Their presence comes when Fayulu calls for a manual recount of the votes in all three elections of December 30 in Congo: president, legislative and provincial. He claims that they & # 39; invented & # 39; to be.

The Electoral Commission said that the government coalition of President Joseph Kabila won the majority of national seats and provincial seats, but that opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi won the presidential election.

Fayulu claims a backroom deal between Tshisekedi and Kabila if the presidential candidate of the ruling party did badly.

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11:35 am

The number two in the presidential elections in Congo calls for a manual recount of the results in the presidential, national and provincial votes.

Martin Fayulu in a message on Twitter claims that the results announced in all three by the Democratic Republic of Congo have been "fabricated". The committee said that the government coalition of President Joseph Kabila won the majority of national seats and provincial seats.

Van Fayulu is expected on Saturday to file a lawsuit against the official presidential results, showing that rival opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won. Fayulu claims a backroom deal between Tshisekedi and Kabila if the presidential candidate of the ruling party did badly.

Fayulu's coalition claims that it won 61 percent of the vote, according to 40,000 election observers from the Catholic Church across the country. The church has said that her findings show a different winner than the official one.

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8:35 am

The ruling coalition of the outgoing president of Congo, Joseph Kabila, has won a large majority of seats in the national assembly. The election committee announced the results at the beginning of Saturday.

This greatly reduces the chances of radical reforms among the declared presidential winner, opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi. The election runner-up accuses Tshisekedi of a backroom deal with Kabila to win the power.

Martin Fayulu, runner-up, businessman and anti-corruption campaigner, said he will challenge the outcome of the Saturday morning elections as a lawsuit.

His opposition coalition says Fayulu wins 61 percent of the vote, citing figures compiled by election observers from the influential Catholic Church. The coalition says the figures show that Tshieskedi received 18 percent.

The Electoral Commission says that the date for the presidential inauguration is January 22nd.

Accompanied by his wife and his lawyers, the rejected candidate candidate of the Congo, Martin Fayulu, rightly pleads the petition of the Constitutional Court after his loss at the presidential election in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday, January 12, 2019. The ruling coalition of the outgoing president of Congo, Joseph Kabila, has won a large majority of national assembly seats, the election committee announced Saturday, while the presidential election runner-up was ready to file a lawsuit contestation on fraud. (AP Photo / Jerome Delay)

Accompanied by his wife and his lawyers, the rejected candidate candidate of the Congo, Martin Fayulu, rightly pleads the petition of the Constitutional Court after his loss at the presidential election in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday, January 12, 2019. The ruling coalition of the outgoing president of Congo, Joseph Kabila, has won a large majority of national assembly seats, the election committee announced Saturday, while the presidential election runner-up was ready to file a lawsuit contestation on fraud. (AP Photo / Jerome Delay)

Accompanied by his wife and his lawyers, the rejected candidate candidate of the Congo, Martin Fayulu, rightly pleads the petition of the Constitutional Court after his loss at the presidential election in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday, January 12, 2019. The ruling coalition of the outgoing president of Congo, Joseph Kabila, has won a large majority of national assembly seats, the election committee announced Saturday, while the presidential election runner-up was ready to file a lawsuit contestation on fraud. (AP Photo / Jerome Delay)

Accompanied by his wife and his lawyers, candidate candidate President Martin Fayulu petitions in the Congo for a petition to the Constitutional Court after his loss at the presidential election in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday, January 12, 2019. The ruling coalition of the outgoing president of Congo, Joseph Kabila, has won a large majority of national assembly seats, the election committee announced Saturday, while the presidential election runner-up was ready to file a lawsuit contestation on fraud. (AP Photo / Jerome Delay)

Accompanied by his wife and his lawyers, candidate candidate President Martin Fayulu petitions in the Congo for a petition to the Constitutional Court after his loss at the presidential election in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday, January 12, 2019. The ruling coalition of the outgoing president of Congo, Joseph Kabila, has won a large majority of national assembly seats, the election committee announced Saturday, while the presidential election runner-up was ready to file a lawsuit contestation on fraud. (AP Photo / Jerome Delay)

Accompanied by his wife and his lawyers, candidate candidate President Martin Fayulu petitions in the Congo for a petition to the Constitutional Court after his loss at the presidential election in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday, January 12, 2019. The ruling coalition of the outgoing president of Congo, Joseph Kabila, has won a large majority of national assembly seats, the election committee announced Saturday, while the presidential election runner-up was ready to file a lawsuit contestation on fraud. (AP Photo / Jerome Delay)

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