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Felix Tshisekedi: eight months’ presidential run in DRC, what is next


It has been seven months since Felix Tshisekedi has been inaugurated.

The adviser to the Head of State claimed that despite the “very cordial relations” between the president and his predecessor, Joseph Kabila would lose a lot if Felix Tshisekedi fails.

For the past seven months, Kabila and Tshisekedi were trying to minimize the differences with the help of their teams.

“Everyone has put up their guardrails,” says a member of the Common Front for Congo (FCC), Kabila’s party.

However, Tshisekedi’s several actions such as rejection of Albert Yuma’s candidacy for the prime minister and his trip to Washington affirmed the president’s authority.

During the presidential run, Tshisekedi has already formed the government with 110 members, including 80 advisors.

“Felix Tshisekedi is still learning. Kamerhe was useful to him in understanding a character that his party had long fought. He is the key man, both for the president and for Kabila,” assures a Cach executive close to Vital Kamerhe.

Kamerhe was accused of embezzlement of $15 million in 2017.

As Tshisekedi promised to break with excesses of previous administrations and  promised to end corruption, the opposition reminded him about his promise. Tshisekedi later stated that he was letting “judicial institutions do their job”.

As for the state’s budget. According to the reports, it has been exceeded since June. In addition to the accusations of the chief of staff in so-called “$15mil” case and the budget excision, has dropped a suspicion on the president.

Despite Tshisekedi’s project undertaken in the past few months, discussion of the security issues, Kabila’s political power is still very high. He is in control of the National Assembly, the Senate, and 22 of 26 country’s provinces.


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