With Free, Fair Polls; DRC Opposition Can Beat Kabila's Candidate

The opposition in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) can win upcoming polls provided the process is free and far, this is according to a former United States ambassador.

Herman Cohen who has frequently commented on the political process in the DRC said Kabila’s chosen successor, Emmanuel Ramazani Shagary will fail to defeat the opposition.

The country holds elections to elect a successor to Kabila who has been in office since 2001 and was barred from contesting. He had exhausted his two constitutional mandates.
With Free, Fair Polls; DRC Opposition Can Beat Kabila's Candidate
At the close of filing of candidacies, the elections body, CENI; received twenty-six potential aspirants including Ramazani, former veep Jean Pierre Bemba, Felix Tshisekedi, son of veteran opposition leader.

One key opponent whose attempt to file was foiled by authorities was Moise Katumbi. The former governor of Katanga province was blocked from re-entering the country by air and land after about two years in exile.
If the elections are held, Kabila will hand over political power to a new president in a historic occurrence, it will be the first time in the country’s history that power has been peacefully transferred.

Read More At The Online Coronavirus Portal Or Use The 24-Hour Public Hotline:
South Africa: 0800 029 999 or just Send Hie to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp

Africa Metro is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Africa Metro. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Africa Metro. Read More Here.

Post a Comment