Jason Stearns, senior fellow, speaks to Al Jazeera about recent cabinet reshuffle by Democratic Republic of the Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi ahead of their 2023 elections.
The appointments bring political heavyweights into the government, strengthening Tshisekedi’s coalition before elections, Stearns said.
“Key positions are given to senior politicians who have large constituencies to please but little expertise in their new ministries. Kamerhe is not an economist. Bemba was a rebel but has little formal military training,” he said.