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Democratic Republic of Congo gave parties loyal to President Joseph Kabila a commanding lead, but allegations of voting fraud forced a three-day delay in the final count.
The 31-party Alliance of the Presidential Majority, headed by the 35-year-old president, gained 169 out of the 341 parliamentary seats for which results have so far been counted, according to the results published on the electoral commission's website and added together by AFP.
The Rally of Congolese Nationalists (Renaco), the opposition bloc supporting Kabila's main rival Jean-Pierre Bemba, was in second place with 47 seats.
The national assembly holds 500 seats altogether.
Meanwhile full provisional results, scheduled to be released Monday, were postponed to Thursday after 10 officials were detained on suspicion of forging results in favour of the opposition Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD), independent electoral commission (CIE) official Dieudonne Mirimo said.
'This led the CIE to undertake a re-checking of the data' for Kinshasa, he said. The RCD is the party of one of the country's four vice-presidents, Azarias Ruberwa."
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