Republic of Congo candidate Kolelas dies of COVID-19

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Republic of congo held presidential elections on sunday. The leading opposition candidate has died of complications from covid nineteen ish mundi reports. He was aboard a plane that was taking him to france for treatment. Sixty one year old. Gabriel buffet carlos was one of six candidates. Challenging longtime president denis sassou nguesso. Who has been in power for thirty six years except for five years after being voted out of office in one thousand nine hundred ninety two. He regained power in one thousand. Nine hundred ninety seven call ellis. A former government minister placed a distant second in the twenty sixteen presidential poll. Sesame whistle is strongly tipped to win the election. Which happened that missed an internet blackout and an absence of independent observers. Results are expected later in the week for npr news. I m ish muff. Wendy guay in harari

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