Kabila ahead in Congo, opposition rejects results

December 4, 2011 - 6:25 PM
APTOPIX Congo Election

Election volunteers tabulate results at the Fikin compilation center in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. Congo's influential clergy say they are concerned about violence and unrest two days before the proclamation of results from a contested presidential election.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — With results from about half of polling stations counted, President Joseph Kabila was leading with 4.94 million votes, or 48.8 percent of those counted so far.

Election commission chief Daniel Ngoy Mulunda released province by province tallies Sunday that he said amounted to nearly 53 percent of all voting bureaus. An Associated Press compilation of the early results showed that opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi was trailing with 3.4 million votes, or 33.6 percent.

The opposition has said that they reject the results and accuse Kabila of rigging the vote. The capital was on edge with many predicting violence after Tuesday's final proclamation of provisional results.