UN, US — The UN Security Council has postponed a key meeting on the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), at SA's request, after an announcement on the results was delayed, diplomats said. The council was due to hold a public meeting Tuesday which is now expected to take place on Friday, according to council diplomats. Last Friday, a closed-door council meeting was held at France's request, but world powers failed to agree on a media statement ahead of the release of the results. SA, along with Russia and China, argued strongly in favor of holding off on any action until the results were announced, diplomats said. The election commission in Kinshasa was due to release the results on Sunday but it announced a delay until later this week, without specifying a date. The UN looks forward to the "timely publication of the provisional results by the commission," UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said, suggesting that vote-counting should not drag on for too long. Dujarric a...

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