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DRC: ‘I hope to win a second term so that I can fulfill my vision’ says President Tshisekedi

By Marwane Ben Yahmed
Posted on Thursday, 1 July 2021 19:52

DRC’s President Felix Tshisekedi at the Elysée Palace in Paris on 12 November 2019. Hamilton/Piscine/ABACA

During a visit to Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), President Félix Tshisekedi answered questions about his relationship with former president Joseph Kabila, Vital Kamerhe’s case, the future of the ‘Union Sacrée’ and the 2023 presidential election.

DRC’s President Félix Tshisekedi is a man in a hurry. Six months after he formally announced the end of his alliance with former president Joseph Kabila, the head of state now has a freer hand. He currently has a government made up of 57 members, which make up an overwhelming majority in parliament (410 out of a total of 412 seats), and controls the national assembly as well as the senate.