BBC NEWS | Africa | DR Congo candidate rejects poll: "Democratic Republic of Congo opposition presidential candidate Azarias Ruberwa says he will reject the result of Sunday's historic election.And VP Ruberwa is not the only one complaining about some fraud. Eight candidates from smaller parties are also claiming fraud. Yet, for some reason, the international, and national observers, a well as the representatives of the international community, have said that there were only minor irregularities. But on the Congolese political scene, currently, this is the worst possible scenario - short of all out riots.
Mr Ruberwa - a former rebel leader who became a vice-president in terms of a 2002 peace deal - said he would use all legal means to anul the results.
He demanded a re-run of elections in some areas. Official election results are not expected for several weeks.
The United Nations hailed the poll as a milestone in DR Congo's peace process."
There was already a sense in the population that there is complicity between the international community and the Kabila camp, to maintain him in power, to serve Western economic interests in the Congo. It seems the smaller parties are banking on that very sentiment. If they can convince people that their allegations are true, it will mean that the international community is in collusion with the riggers... recipe for chaos. I believe these people are being dangerously irresponsible. I do not particularly think of either Kabila or Bemba as the best choices for the country. But risking the country's integrity just to kick them out, and take power for oneself... dangerously irresponsible. They had better have tangible proof of what they allegate.
Finally, a great thanks to The Salon's personal reporter, ExiledSoul, for all the information she has brought, and will bring us.
Congo kino liwa!