It is unclear if he will call for protests. M r Tshisekedi, meanwhile, used his first speech as president-elect to promise to serve all Congolese. It is possible that he could unite the country.
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Having led one opinion poll in October, he slipped in two other polls just before the election to more than 20 points behind Fayulu, who was supported by several other influential opposition leaders. If his victory is confirmed and he is sworn into office later this month, he will face enormous challenges, ranging from the 13 million Congolese in need of food aid to concern that doubts about his legitimacy could embolden militias in the east.
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