DRC opposition doubts president will respect constitution

2016-07-13 21:15
Joseph Kabila. (File: AFP)

Joseph Kabila. (File: AFP)

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Kinshasa – The Democratic Republic of Congo's leading opposition party says it is unconvinced by assurances that President Joseph Kabila will abide by the constitution ahead of the presidential election.

Kabila is due to leave office when his second and final term expires in December. But critics accuse him of plotting to stay on longer, and the United Nations has warned of renewed violence and instability in a country that has never had a peaceful transfer of power.

Henri Mova Sakanyi, secretary-general of the ruling party, told Radio France Internationale this week that Kabila would not try to change the constitution and seek a third term.

But main opposition party spokesperson Bruno Tshibala said on Tuesday that party leaders still "have the distinct impression that Kabila does not want to respect the constitution."


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