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US News DRC: what is Félix Tshisekedi's room for maneuver to form his “sacred union”?

02:25  26 october  2020
02:25  26 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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His Excellency. Félix Tshisekedi . His victory was upheld by the Constitutional Court of the DRC after another opposition politician, Martin Fayulu, challenged the result South Africa, on 20 January congratulated Felix Tshisekedi on becoming president of DR Congo despite the African Union and

This weekend DRC president Felix Tshisekedi notches up his first 100 days in office. The people of the Democratic Republic of Congo are impatiently waiting for him to fulfill the many promises he made at his inauguration, most notably to fight corruption, install a fair judicial system and improve living

Joseph Kabila et Félix Tshisekedi côte à côte lors de la cérémonie d'investiture du nouveau président congolais, à Kinshasa le 24 janvier 2019. © REUTERS / Olivia Acland Joseph Kabila and Félix Tshisekedi side by side during the inauguration ceremony of the new Congolese president, in Kinshasa on January 24, 2019.

Friday, October 23 in the evening, the Congolese head of state has denounced the blocking of institutions and of the ruling coalition formed with his predecessor Joseph Kabila. To remedy this, he pledged to hold consultations within the week to create a national union. Since his speech, political groups and civil society organizations have continued internal discussions.

With our special correspondent in Kinshasa, Sonia Rolley

In the entourage of the Congolese head of state, the message is clear: there is no longer any question of having two pilots on the plane. "Felix Tshisekedi is like a father, he will not exclude anyone," adds a close friend of the president. But today, what he must above all do is bring together in particular to find a majority in the National Assembly, a majority that will allow him to implement his decisions.

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Félix Tshisekedi , is the new president of the DRC , according to provisional results published by CENI. Political heir to Étienne Tshisekedi , a historical Felix inherited the Union for Democracy and Social Progress UDPS, a party founded by his father in the 1980 s to counter Marshal Mobutu' s dictatorship.

Félix Tshisekedi , is the new president of the DRC , according to provisional results published by CENI but who is he? Political heir to Étienne Tshisekedi , a historical opponent who died Felix inherited the Union for Democracy and Social Progress UDPS, a party founded by his father in the 1980 s to

Cap for Change, the presidential coalition, has only 47 deputies out of an assembly of 500. For his part, Joseph Kabila has further proved, during the swearing in of three constitutional judges appointed by President Tshisekedi, that he controls still a majority of deputies and senators and some officials of the security services who shunned the ceremony.

Today, Félix Tshisekedi can hope to obtain, under certain conditions, the support of part of the opposition and of certain executives of the FCC [Common Front for the Congo] who have already initiated a rapprochement. But that will not be enough. He will still have to convince a hundred additional deputies, debauched from the ranks of the FCC.

According to several testimonies from party leaders of the pro-Kabila coalition, there is discontent within it and meetings are increasing. However, in the entourage of Joseph Kabila, it is assured that no one will be tempted by a leader who has broken all the agreements he has signed, Geneva, Nairobi and the one signed with Joseph Kabila, assures one of them. . A scathing response from an adviser to President Tshisekedi: There are agreements that one could say it would be criminal not to end up denouncing.

Consultations in the DRC: Tshisekedi receives the Céni, the CNSA and religious representatives .
© Tchandrou Nitanga / AFP Congolese President Félix Tshisékédi received on Monday the members of the outgoing Céni, the CNSA and several religious figures. First day of national consultations promised by President Felix Tshisekedi. The Head of State of the Democratic Republic of the Congo received on Monday, November 2, personalities involved in the electoral process. Institutions supporting democracy, civil society, religious denominations ...

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