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Electoral authorities in DRC announce subsequent presidential election

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The electoral authorities within the DRC have introduced on Saturday that the subsequent presidential election will happen on December twentieth subsequent yr.

Present president, Felix Tshisekedi, who succeeded Joseph Kabila in January 2019 in a controversial election, has already expressed his intention to run once more.

Tshisekedi could also be working in opposition to Martin Fayulu, who continues to say that he gained the 2018 election and was denied victory.

Former Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo (2012-2016) has additionally introduced his intention to run.

In keeping with the electoral authorities, insecurity stays the primary problem.

Violence continues to be current, notably within the east, the place armed teams, together with the M23 rebels have not too long ago seized giant components of land north of Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu.

A mini-summit held this week in Luanda selected a ceasefire from Friday night, adopted inside two days by a withdrawal of the M23 from occupied areas.