AU, EU signal ‘partial’ support for DRC president-elect.
The European Union and the African Union said on Tuesday they had taken note of the decision by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Constitutional Court to back disputed president-elect Felix Tshisekedi, signalling they would work with him.
Asked about the Dec. 30 election, the EU and the AU said they discussed the outcome at a meeting in Brussels, noting the court’s support for Tshisekedi. Officials at a news conference did not explicitly say in public that they recognised him as the winner and declined to congratulate him, however.
Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Richard Sezibera, who represented the African Union at the meeting of the two region’s foreign ministers, also said he noted the court’s decision.