"If he withdraws, Joseph Kabila will become one of the most important personalities in Congolese history"
President Joseph Kabila remains the head of state for the Democratic Republic of Congo despite his term end in December 2016. However, elections will be taking place on December 23, 2018. While a date is set, the process still presents certain uncertainties. Among these, opposition figures such as former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba and former Katanga governor Moïse Katumbi were prevented from participating in this process, and many suspect possible irregularities through the use of electronic voting machines. Our Senior Fellow and Director of the Congo Research Group Jason Stearns gives an analysis of the election process in an interview with Le Monde.
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