Dunno if anyone else here has been following this, but this has been on my radar for quite some time now.
Somewhat shockingly (IMO), one of the opposition candidates (Felix Tshisekedi) has now been declared the winner.
Given the poor record of Kabila and his party, I see this as welcome news. Of course, at the same time, a less than smooth transition could easily lead to more problems in a country that's already suffered so much from internal conflict.
I agree, there's probably going to be a lot of tension in DRC over this, for a long time. That said, I think they quite possibly dodged an even worse bullet simply by not having Kabila remain in power, which seemed to be a real possibility not too long ago.
Look at neighboring Burundi, for example, where their president was supposed to step down in 2015 but is still in power today. That decision led to a sectarian clash that created 200,000 refugees (and maybe even more, depending on source.) Surely the DRC is just as much of a tinderbox as Burundi, but obviously with a much larger population and way more factionalism.