Money Political crisis in the DRC: Tshisekedi warns its pro-Kabila partners

04:40  30 june  2020
04:40  30 june  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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In the middle of a political crisis, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, firmly warned on Monday evening its partners in the ruling coalition, the political forces of his predecessor Joseph Kabila, majority in Parliament.

The Head of State declared that "no political or parliamentary majority, wherever it comes from, can override the founding principles of the Republic" in a televised address on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the independence of June 30, 1960.

The head of state from the opposition hinted that he would not accept "for any reason" a very controversial reform of the statute of the magistrates that the pro-Kabila deputies want to adopt the Assembly where they have the majority.

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President of the Democratic Republic of Congo , DRC , Felix Tshisekedi , met his predecessor The pro - Kabila Common Front for Congo , FCC, obtained 337 of the 485 seats in the legislative Political watchers said the move meant the president will have to pick a Prime Minister from the FCC in order

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"Under no pretext will I accept reforms in this sector which, by their nature and content, would undermine fundamental principles governing justice", he warned.

The Head of State "believes that the reforms in this sector should be dictated, not by the concern to ensure the protection of an individual or a group of people, but rather by the concern to bring more 'efficiency in the functioning of justice ".

Two deputies from the Common Front for the Congo (FCC, Mr. Kabila's party) defend three legislative proposals on the status of magistrates and the organization of courts.

Mr. Tshisekedi's party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) denounced a danger for "the independence of the judiciary". The Episcopal Conference and the Embassy of the United States have also expressed concern about the independence of the judiciary.

These three legislative proposals have caused a crisis within the executive, where the Prime Minister and the majority of the ministers are members of Mr. Kabila's FCC.

On Saturday, the Minister of Justice Célestin Tunda Ya Kasende (FCC) was briefly arrested and heard by the Public Prosecutor's Office.

This arrest would be linked to a clash the day before in the Council of Ministers with the Head of State, who accused him of having transmitted to the Assembly the opinions of the government on the three draft laws, without consulting anyone.

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DRC: dispersal of a UDPS march against the appointment of Ronsard Malonda to the Ceni .
This Thursday, the UDPS intended to protest against the endorsement, by the National Assembly, of the choice of Ronsard Malonda at the head of the Independent National Electoral Commission. A demonstration also against the controversial judicial reform bills brought by the camp of ex-president Joseph Kabila, majority in the two chambers of the Parliament.

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