What's it to be for the Congo?
Can there even be a recount, given how much of a mess the original count was? How can anyone check the electoral results against the precinct tallies now? How can we count the ballots when they have been so badly mis-handled?
Redoing the election would be a gigantic undertaking, requiring hundreds of millions of dollars. Who has that kind of money?
And the idea of a run-off featuring Kabila vs. Tshisekedi has a nice symmetry to it: that's what would have happened anyway, had Kabila not messed with the Constitution earlier this year.
But Kabila will do everything in his power to prevent that from happening, and the US will support him to the hilt. Can you say president-for-life Kabila?
What a mess...