Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jan 28, 2019 / 17:56 pm
Six bishops from the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have recognized the election of Felix Tshisekedi as the nation's president, following an election disputed by the national bishops' conference and other observers.
Felix Tshisekedi, 55, was inaugurated as president last week, replacing former president Joseph Kabila after 17 years in office.
Tshisekedi heads the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, the country's oldest and largest opposition party. His father was a prominent opposition leader for many years in the nation.
Six of the eight Catholic bishops of Kasai – Tshisekedi's home region – acknowledged the victory on Sunday, AFP reported.