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

December 30, 2018 at 06:00 am | News

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Staff Writer

December 30, 2018 at 06:00 am | News

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Martin Fayulu

The 61-year-old businessman is the president of the Engagement for Citizenship and Development (ECIDE) party, which holds just three seats in parliament. Fayulu, who has been a fierce critic of Kabila’s long stay in power, shot to fame in November when the opposition chose him as the single candidate to represent them during the December election.
The decision for the opposition to front a single candidate was inspired by the need to amass the votes that would be fragmented if they all ran on their own capacities. Fayulu has the backing of two prominent opposition figures – former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba and businessman Moise Katumbi, both of whom were barred from running. Fayulu studied in France and the United States and later spent almost two decades as a manager at U.S. oil giant Exxon Mobil.

He has promised to invest $126 billion into the economy and create 20 million jobs over five years if elected, according to the AFP.
The former Exxon Mobil manager has become the clear favourite to win Sunday’s election, cites a new poll.

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