Other options include recounting ballots, nullifying the elections, forming a coalition government, or simply doing nothing.
The Congo election season is fully underway, but voter registration fraud, delays in the legislative elections, and vote buying are just a few of things disrupting the election.
According to documents obtained by guest blogger Jason Stearns, some of Africa's Great Lakes countries are discussing yet another round of military intervention in the eastern part of Congo.
Congolese President Joseph Kabila altered Congo's election laws, eliminating the run-off system and allowing the candidate with a plurality to claim the presidency.
Vital Kamerhe, a member of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's ruling party, is starting his own, which some think could manage to unseat incumbents.
With opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo preparing to select presidential candidates, the 2011 presidential election is gearing up.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is gearing up for the 2011 election, but a lack of foreign aid – prompted by dissatisfaction with its human rights record and increasing violence – could prevent implementation of democratic safeguards.