Kabila Shows His Hand in DR Congo’s Electoral Poker

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As election preparations in the Democratic Republic of Congo proceed, President Joseph Kabila has announced he will not run for re-election.

He may hope this important move will relieve outside pressure for free and fair elections.

International actors should keep up the scrutiny.

  • Hans Hoebeke
  • ICG

Kab 5eOn 8 August 2018, the filing deadline, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s ruling majority coalition announced that Emmanuel Ramazani Shadari would be its candidate in the presidential election slated for 23…

The announcement ended, for now, speculation that the incumbent, President Joseph Kabila, would run for a…

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