The CENI had announced it would release the election results last Sunday.
A BBC report online early Thursday morning said CENI head Corneille Nangaa declared that “Tshisekedi had received 38.5% of the vote and had been ‘provisionally declared the elected president’ ”.
The global broadcaster said turnout was “reportedly 48 per cent”, and the figures given by CENI are that Tshidekedi got 7 million votes, Martin Fayulu the other opposition candidate received 6.4 million votes and Emmanuel Shadary the candidate of the ruling party came third with 4.4 million votes.
The government of Joseph Kabila is yet to comment on the CENI announcement, but Fayulu has reportedly dismissed the announced results as “a fraud”. The results have "nothing to do with the truth" he said, as quoted by the BBC.