News December 30, 2018 at 06:00 am

One of these candidates could be the next president of the DR Congo

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor December 30, 2018 at 06:00 am

December 30, 2018 at 06:00 am | News

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Felix Tshisekedi

The 55-year-old is the president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress(UDPS), the largest opposition party in DRC. The party was founded by his father, Etienne Tshisekedi, who died in Brussels aged 84 in 2017. Tshisekedi subsequently took over the leadership of the party. The political figure with a diploma in marketing and communication, joined six other opposition leaders on November 11 to back a single unity candidate, Martin Fayulu, to challenge Shadary. This did not go down well with the leadership of Tshisekedi’s party. Subsequently, Tshisekedi and his ally, Vital Kamerhe, pulled out of the deal to rally behind Shadary. They ran on a joint ticket – a move that divided the opposition. Tshisekedi has said he would select Kamerhe as his prime minister if he wins the vote.

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