DRC Elections: some of the main opposition leaders in a meeting in Jan 2018

Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary,  the candidate of the Common Front for Congo (FCC) is the ideal dauphin of Joseph Kabila for the presidential elections planned in December 2018 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  He matches the expectations so nicely, that some analysts believe that Joseph Kabila will easily achieve his goal:  staying in power, after appeasing and manipulating  the internation community and organizing elections that will never happen.

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DRC Elections: Chaos during Dec 31, 2016 agreement signature

Joseph Kabila has finally announced his candidate to replace him as the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The dauphin is  Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, a former minister and  the Permanent secretary of the presidential party. He  has long been one of the closest associates to and point men of Joseph Kabila. Hence, as the candidate of Joseph Kabila's Front Commun for Congo (FCC) in  December 23rd, 2018 elections, he is a viable candidate. The fact that Joseph Kabila chose Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary has major pluses and minuses.

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DRC Elections: Chaos during Dec 31, 2016 agreement signature

Over the weekend of August 4-5, 2018, DRC President Joseph Kabila met two key groups vying for power in the Democratic Republic of teh Congo (DRC):  the new appointed military and security forces leadership (see here) and the political leaders of his newly created coalition of political parties and civilian societies, known as Front Commun pour le Congo (FCC).  The goal of FCC, according to Joseph Kabila, through his spokespersons, Joseph Kapita and  Néhémie Mwilanya, is to support a unique candidate, who would be appointed by Joseph Kabila to replace him. Brief, a kind of dauphin.

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