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Kabila meets new DRC governors, rallies support for Tshisekedi alliance

Kabila meets new DRC governors, rallies support for Tshisekedi alliance

Democratic Republic Of Congo

<p>Former president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, <span class="caps">DRC</span>, Joseph Kabila; has tasked newly elected and old governors of the Common Front for Congo (<span class="caps">FCC</span> coalition) to work in the interest of the country at all times.</p> <p>Kabila, who is a Senator by virtue of being a former president, met with the two groups of governors on Wednesday, May 1. The meeting is believed to have taken place in a countryside location. </p> <p>Dressed in a striped blue shirt with a jacket and black baseball cap, he took the opportunity to thank the former governors “for the work done for the nation, under the colors of the political family, often under very difficult conditions.”</p> <p>He tasked the new governors to work assiduously to protect the current political coalition between <span class="caps">FCC</span> and president Felix Tshisekedi’s <span class="caps">CACH</span> Coalition.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RDC?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RDC</a>: Anciens et nouveaux gouverneurs <span class="caps">FCC</span> et indépendants, reçus par Joseph Kabila <a href="https://t.co/VIJdDm2O1o">pic.twitter.com/VIJdDm2O1o</a></p>— Stanis Bujakera Tshiamala (@StanysBujakera) <a href="https://twitter.com/StanysBujakera/status/1123583772237205504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 1, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>According to provisional results, the <span class="caps">FCC</span> won in 16 of 24 provinces following governorship polls. President Felix Tshisekedi’s party only managed to win in a single province, while one went to an opposition faction. </p> <p>With Kabila’s <span class="caps">FCC</span> dominating the two houses of parliament, many political watchers have said that Kabila still wields significant power even executively.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RDC?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RDC</a>: Joseph Kabila et les nouveaux gouverneurs <a href="https://t.co/Qb5FbKtg3w">pic.twitter.com/Qb5FbKtg3w</a></p>— Stanis Bujakera Tshiamala (@StanysBujakera) <a href="https://twitter.com/StanysBujakera/status/1123574023634456576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 1, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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