Congo Brazzaville : Guy-Parfait Kolelas Dies from Covid on Poll Day

The Leading Opposition Presidential Candidate In Congo-Brazzaville Has Died Hours After Polls Closed After Becoming Seriously Ill With Covid-19.

Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas Died In A Medical Plane As He Was Being Evacuated To France, His Campaign Director Said.

Mr Kolelas, Who Was Diabetic, Was One Of Six Candidates Running Against President Denis Sassou Nguesso, 77, Who Has Been In Power Since 1979, Except For A Five-Year Period After Losing Elections In 1992.

Congo-Brazzavile Has Officially Recorded More Than 9,000 Cases Of Covid-19 And 130 Deaths.

The Electoral Law Doesn’t Annul The Election If One Of The Candidates Dies.

 

 

 

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