Former Colonial Power Belgium also ‘doubts’ Tshisekedi’s win

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BRUSSELS, Belgium

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders has joined France in raising doubts about Opposition leader’s victory Felix Tshisekedi’s in the recently contested elections in December in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to Reynders, Belgium will use its temporary seat on the UN Security Council to seek clarification about the result.

He said: “We have some doubts that we need to check and which will be debated in the coming days in the Security Council,” Mr Reynders added.

Belgium is a former colonial power that began its rule in Congo in the late 19th century under King Leopold II of Belgium. 1960, DRC gained its Independence from Belgium.