DRC: pro-Tshisekedi and pro-Kabila opt for a coalition government

Supporters of Felix Tshisekedi and his predecessor, Joseph Kabila, decided on Wednesday to set up a "government coalition" paving the way for the appointment of a Democratic-led Democratic Republic of Congo government trainer December, according to a statement.

The question of identifying the parliamentary majority, claimed by the Common Front for the Congo (FCC) coalition of supporters of former President Joseph Kabila, has delayed the formation of the government by President Tshisekedi, winner of the presidential election.

After talks started Monday by the two groups, "it emerges that the Common Front for the Congo holds a documentary absolute majority in the National Assembly" after the legislative of December 30, according to the joint statement.

Cap pour le change (Cach), the political platform of President Tshisekedi, has only about fifty national elected representatives out of a total of 485 deputies of the National Assembly.

However, to reflect the will of the people expressed in the results of the presidential and legislative elections, the FCC and Cach affirmed "their common will to govern together as part of a coalition government," according to the text.This option aims to preserve "the achievements of the historic peaceful transfer of power that took place on January 24, 2019, to strengthen the climate of peace and the stability of the country (...) and facilitate the rapid establishment of a government full exercise ".

Both platforms have recommended to former President Kabila, in his capacity as head of the FCC, "to perform the duties of his office allowing the head of state to proceed with the appointment of the trainer of the government".

They also urged President Tshisekedi to "diligently appoint the government trainer," the statement continues, ending discussions on the appointment of an informant, ie a person in charge of identifying the parliamentary majority in the country. which should be the trainer of the government.

President Tshisekedi warned in a statement that he would not accept being "a reigning but ungoverning president".

Source: Seychelles News Agency

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